Great Gables Events Calendar Newsletter

Greetings,

The weather is marvelous. Make plans to enjoy the great outdoors, walk down Miracle Mile, visit the parks.

Stay safe, and enjoy the best of Coral Gables in the coming days.

Robert and Robin Burr

Cernuda Arte Gallery - Modern & Contemporary Cuban Art from the Island & the Diaspora

Modern & Contemporary Cuban Art from the Island & the Diaspora
Cernuda Arte presents a new group exhibition of 20th century masters and contemporary artists. The showcase of paintings, drawings and sculptures includes more than 230 artworks by over 40 renowned artists. Featured on display, groups of works by René Portocarrero, Carlos Enríquez, Víctor Manuel and Eduardo Abela. Showing from the contemporary camp, works by Roberto Fabelo, Tomás Sánchez, Alfredo Sosabravo, Manuel Mendive, Clara Morera and Lilian Garcia-Roig. The gallery allows for a maximum of one family group per floor of each of our two buildings. Masks and hand sanitizers are available for visitors upon request. Cernuda Arte is located at 3155 Ponce, Monday through Friday from 10:30am to 6:30pm. Saturdays from noon to 6:30pm. https://secure.cernudaarte.com

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

North Greenway Home on Granada Golf Course

North Greenway Home on Granada Golf Course

Coral Gables scenic photo illustrations ©  Robin and Robert Burr.

Restaurant of The Week
Cheesecake Factory

Cheesecake Factory
Consistently rated as one of America's favorite fast-casual restaurants, Cheesecake Factory opened in Coral Gables last fall to rave reviews from readers. Yes, the desserts are amazing and the portions are incredibly large, but let's start with some appetizers and a thirst quencher. Tempt yourself with a Bikini Martini -- the rum and pineapple theme is refreshing. Starters include crispy crab wontons, the bruschetta, Thai lettuce wraps, Korean fried cauliflower, avocado egg rolls, fried calamari... it just keeps going. The selection of salads, flatbread, pizza and pastas is notable. Outstanding main dishes include Bar-B-Cue Salmon, Thai Chicken Pasta, Steak Diane, Coconut Lime Chicken, Thai fish tacos, Bang-Bang chicken and shrimp... the menu is insane. Save some room for a big slice of cheesecake, of share your favorites from a magnificent selection. The Cheesecake Factory is located at 2418 Ponce. Call 305-529-0703. https://locations.thecheesecakefactory.com/fl/coral-gables-214.html

The Barnacle Presents Live Music

Friday, January 15 at 7pm
The Barnacle Presents Live Music
Enjoy an encore performance by Keith Johns on the lawn of the Barnacle, from 7 to 9pm for an evening of acoustic music beneath the moonlit skies. Known as a consumate folk artist, Keith graduated from Palmetto High School, then UM with a degree in physics. His recording collections "Grateful Fool" and "Maps and Plans" have earned acclaim among his peers in the music industry. The gate opens one hour before show time. Outdoors and physically distanced. Seating is limited to 50 people, and tickets ($18) are available to purchase in advance. The Barnacle Historic State Park is located at 3485 Main Highway. Call 305-442-6866. http://www.thebarnacle.org

MLK/FBI movie at Gables Cinema

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
MLK/FBI movie at Gables Cinema
MLK/FBI is the first film to uncover the extent of the FBI's surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly discovered and declassified files, utilizing a trove of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives, as well as revelatory restored footage, the documentary explores the government's history of targeting Black activists, and the contested meaning behind some of our most cherished ideals. Featuring interviews with key cultural figures, including former FBI Director James Comey, MLK/FBI tells this astonishing and tragic story with searing relevance to our current moment. Tickets to these screenings are $12.75 and under. Cinema members pay only $8. Call 786-472-2249. https://www.gablescinema.com/events/mlk-fbi/

Coral Gables Farmers' Market

Saturday, from 8am to 2pm
Coral Gables Farmers' Market
Every Saturday through March 27 the community Farmers Market presents fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, flowers and workshops for all ages from 8am to 2pm at City Hall. Be safe. Wear a mask. https://www.coralgables.com

Annual Redland Riot Road Rallye

Saturday, January 16 starting at 10am
 Redland Riot Road Rallye
Mark your calendars for the annual fruity tropical history tour of the Redland region -- The Redland Riot Road Rallye starts at Cauley Square at 10am on the third Saturday of January. Load up the car with family and friends for this whimsical adventure gathering goodies from our favorite places in the countryside. Designed to be safe for one and all with minimal interaction. It concludes at Schnebly Redland's Winery for the awarding of prizes -- and a free evening movie on the lawn for all participants. Plan to arrive at Cauley Square (US1 at SW 224 Street) between 10 and 11am. https://www.redlandriot.com/Rallye.html

Momentum Dance Company

Saturday, January 16 at 11am
The Magic Toy Shop - Momentum Dance Company
Enjoy The Magic Toy Shop Momentum Dance Company program on facebook. A little old Toymaker has a shop full of fabulous toys for children. When Greta’s mother brings her to the shop to select a birthday gift, she has great difficulty deciding. She finally selects the Toy Soldier and the Toymaker promises to deliver the gift to her house. Greta and her mother leave, but, remembering all of the wonderful toys, Greta sneaks back into the shop at night. There she sees the Toymaker magically bring the toys to life. Just as dawn is breaking, Greta’s Mother runs into the shop to see the last of the magical festivities. https://www.facebook.com/MomentumDanceCompany/

Beaux Arts Festival at UM

Sat and Sun, January 16-17
70th annual Beaux Arts Festival Goes Virtual
Artist will vie for recognition and more than $7,000 in prizes across 11 categories -- as well as Best in Show -- at the virtual Festival Beaux Arts Festival online in a juried art show format. The event starts online at 10am on Saturday, January 16 featuring interactive digital activities over the course of the weekend. Winners will be announced on Sunday, Jan 17th. The Festival will remain live online with images, website and social media links for promoting participating artists through March, 2021. Call 305-284-1672. https://beauxartsmiami.org/festival-of-art/

Movies under the Gables Moonlight

Saturday, January 16 at 6pm
Frozen - Movies under the Gables Moonlight
Bring the family out to experience the popular Disney movie Frozen at Phillips Park, 90 Menores Ave, starting at 6pm. Tickets are $10 per family pod of up to four people. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. This event is presented in collaboration with the Coral Gables Art Cinema. Order tickets online. https://www.coralgables.com/events/55121/

Beethoven Lives Upstairs - Orchestra Miami

Sunday, January 17 at 3pm
Beethoven Lives Upstairs
Teach your kids about the life and works of Ludwig van Beethoven in this world-famous production by Orchestra Miami. A "madman" has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph, a young boy who lives in Vienna. Through a series of letters to his Uncle, dramatically underscored with Beethoven's most beautiful excerpts, Christoph slowly comes to understand the genius of the man, the torment of his deafness and the beauty of his music. Audiences are captivated by more than 25 excerpts of the master's music, including the Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise, and the great Fifth and Ninth Symphonies. The music is magically woven into the drama as two actors share their anecdotes and observations based on true incidents from the composer's life. Presenting history, drama, music and fun, this engaging concert is an ideal way to introduce your kids to the music of Beethoven. The performance is approximately 50 minutes in length and is recommended for audiences ages six and up. Price: $5 to 15. Call 305-274-2103. https://www.orchestramiami.org/beethoven-lives-upstairs

Coral Gables Code Enforcement Board

Wednesday, January 20 at 8:30am
Code Enforcement Board - Public Participation via Zoom
At this Code Enforcement Board Meeting, only the Board Members and required City Staff will be physically present in the Commission Chambers. Members of the public may join the meeting via Zoom. Any person wishing to provide testimony must be sworn in and appear by video conference. Link to Agenda.

Fairchild Full Moon Session: Nighttime Photography

Thursday, January 28 at 5pm
Fairchild Full Moon Session: Nighttime Photography
South Florida’s sunsets seem to get richer with color and the moon bigger as it begins to rise. In this one-night class at Fairchild Garden students will photograph the rise of the moon. Sturdy tripods and cameras with interchangeable lenses or point-and-shoot cameras with close-up settings and user-adjustable settings are strongly recommended. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced students. Member Adult: $40. Non-Member Adult: $50. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Call 305-667-1651. https://www.fairchildgarden.org

Seraphic Fire - Season S

Saturday, February 6 at 4pm
Seraphic Fire - In Pursuit of Peace
Exploring humanity’s continual quest for peace through the music of American composers Steve Reich and Samuel Barber, Seraphic Fire sets the anonymous poems of Irish monks from the 8th to the 13th centuries to music composed in the 20th century. Samuel Barber’s Hermit Songs are a meditation on solitude, isolation, and the simple joys of life. A special rebroadcast of the 2016 performance of Reich’s The Desert Music by Seraphic Fire and New World Symphony, conducted by Patrick Quigley, raises the duality of war and peace and questions the lengths humankind will go to achieve its goals. https://www.seraphicfire.org

Wizard Of Oz - Live On Stage

Saturday, February 20 at 2pm
Wizard Of Oz - Live On Stage
After a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of OZ, young Kansas farm girl Dorothy Gale teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion to avoid the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the West to find the mighty Wizard who can send her home. Originally produced by the award-winning Prince Street Players, this funny and clever musical is sure to entertain both the largest and smallest of munchkins. https://www.actorsplayhouse.org/childrens-theatre/

Orchestra Miami - Beethoven

Sunday, January 23 at 8pm
Chamber Music Concert: Beethoven's Voice
Orchestra Miami's Beethoven for Miami Festival continues with "Beethoven's Voice" a concert of lesser-known vocal masterworks. Beethoven wrote hundreds of "lieder" (songs) which are seldomly heard on the concert stage. Enjoy a selection of songs performed by internationally acclaimed opera stars Chad Johnson, Elaine Alvarez and others. Enjoy the concert live at Granada Church, 950 University Drive, or watch in the comfort of your home via live stream broadcast. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, attendance at the venue will be limited to just 50 people and masks will be required to enter. Tickets are free, and donations will be accepted online or at the door. Call 274-2103. Get tickets online: https://orchestramiami.eduvision.tv/LiveEvents

Mammography Screening at Woman's Club

Saturday, January 23 from 10am to 2pm
Mammography Screening at Woman's Club
Schedule your mobile mammography appointment on Saturday at the Coral Gables Woman's Club from 10am to 2pm at 1001 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd. Please make your appointment by calling 877-318-1349 option 1, or online: http://www.floridamobilemammography.com

Fritz & Franz Bierhaus Is Open
Biscayne Décor Knows Window Treatments
GableStage
Coral Gables Art Cinema Celebrating Ten Years of Cinematic Excellence
Gables Cinema Virtual Screening Room
Gables Cinema Available For Private Events
Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade historical society
Books and Books Live On Zoom
PodCast - Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan
Frost Sessions Podcast
Fairchild Connect To Protect Network - Save Pine Rocklands
Solar Plus EV - Solar United Neighbors of Florida
Private Scuba Lessons
Lowe Connects Virtual Programs - Lowe Art Museum At University of Miami
Language Classes at Dante Alighieri
Seraphic Fire Season Passes
Historic Venue for Special Events - Coral Gables Woman's Club
Coral Gables Images
Tropical Audubon Society
Florida Conservation Voters
Sierra Club of Florida - Defending Florida's Environment
H. Benitez Fine Art Gallery
Gusto Fino Italian Deli Caffe
Bellmónt Spanish Restaurant
Talavera Cocina Mexicana
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.

http://www.greatgables.com/CoralGables/ToGo.html

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