Please prepare for the upcoming Coral Gables General Biennial Election for Mayor and Commission seats in Group II and III on Tuesday, April 13. https://www.coralgables.com/elections
April 13 is also Thomas Jefferson's birthday.
Make plans to enjoy the great outdoors in our little city. Walk down Miracle Mile, visit the parks. Stay safe, and enjoy the best of Coral Gables in the coming days.
Robert and Robin Burr
Save The Date
Saturday, May 1 at 8pm
Orchestra Miami at the Coral Gables Womans Club
Discover Miami Through Music with Orchestra Miami at the Coral Gables Woman's Club, both in person or via livestream. Celebrate the achievements of incredible female composers: Amy Marcy Beach, American pianist and composer—Romance for Violin & Piano, Op. 23; Louise Farrenc, French pianist and composer—Piano Quintet N. 2 in E Major, Op. 31; Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Coral Gables native and first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize—Quintet; and Jessica Meyer, contemporary composer, violist and educator—Slow Burn (arranged for string quintet). $30 General Admission at the club, $10 fee for live streaming. https://www.orchestramiami.org/discovermiamicgwc
please enjoy this image that reminds us of the beauty and serenity of our majestic city
historic Coral Gables House
Coral Gables scenic photo illustrations © Robin and Robert Burr.
Caja Caliente On Ponce
Home of the Cuban Taco, Caja Caliente on Ponce offers a delightful assortment of casual Latin specialties, including a traditional roast pork. The homemade tamales are a reader favorite and the daily specials are always a treat.
The variety of tacos is notable, as is the size of the portions. Choose the old favorites like pulled pork and skirt steak, or get creative with yellowfin tuna poke, local gator, grilled octopus, snapper or shrimp. Likewise, the quinoa bowls and burritos are just as interesting. If you're hunting for a Tamale Cubano, featuring masa loaded with crispy pork, cheese and avocado, you found it.
Readers love the Croquetas de Cabra -- little fried balls of caramelized onion with goat cheese -- as well as the codfish croquetas and Spinach croquetas. Savory and sweet empanadas -- Guava and cheese, Chicken Curry or Picadillo are standout choices.
For traditional Cuban fare, consider the Arroz con pollo or the crispy discos with filling compressed between two pieces of cuban bread.
The desserts do not disappoint. Try flan de leche or coco, arroz con leche, or dulce de leche and cheese empanada. Finish with a fine cafecito.
Caja Caliente is located at 808 Ponce. Call 786-431-1947. https://www.caja-caliente.com
Miami-Dade 2021 Solar Co-op
Take control of your energy production -- with solar on the rooftop and money in your pocket. This award-winning non-profit organization makes all the difference. Solar United Neighbors offers co-operative free services to homeowners with expert advice. Co-op members work as a team to get the best equipment for the lowest prices from top-rated vendors, with support throughout every step of the process. There is no obligation and no cost for Solar United Neighbors services. Share the news with friends and family and start making a difference in your life, and in your community, with your own resilient, reliable, clean energy. https://coops.solarunitedneighbors.org/coops/miami-dade-2021-solar-co-op/
Friday, April 9 at noon
Ellen McGarrahan - Two Truths and a Lie
A fascinating glimpse into the mind of a private investigator, Two Truths and a Lie is ultimately a deeply personal exploration of one woman's quest to find answers in a chaotic world. In this spellbinding memoir, a private investigator revisits the case that has haunted her for decades and sets out on a deeply personal quest to sort truth from lies. Her investigation plunges her back into the Miami of the 1960s and 1970s, a dangerous world of nightclubs, speed boats, and cartels, all awash in violence. Register online for this Crowdcast virtual event. https://www.crowdcast.io/e/twotruthsandalie/register
In Theater April 9 to 15
Quo Vadis, Aida?
Bosnia, July 11th, 1995. Aida (Jasna Đuričić) is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp. As an insider to the negotiations, Aida has access to crucial information that she needs to interpret. What is on the horizon for her family and people -- rescue or death? Which move should she take? Quo Vadis, Aida? is a harrowing and conscientious historical thriller that you will never forget. The film is nominated for Best International Feature film at the 93rd Academy Awards. https://www.gablescinema.com/events/quo-vadis-aida/
Friday, April 9 from 7 to 9pm
Marquise Fair In Concert
Enjoy a special performance by Marquise Fair, featuring his original songs -- plus soul, blues, Motown and reggae classics under the moonlight at The Barnacle Historic State Park. $20 for adults and children, $18 for members. The gate opens one hour before show time. The Barnacle Historic State Park is located at 3485 Main Highway. Call 305-442-6866. http://www.thebarnacle.org
Now Showing Virtually
2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films
A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, the 2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films are available to you right at home. With all three categories offered -- Animated, Live Action and Documentary -- this is your annual chance to predict the winners. Each individual program costs $12 and a bundle of all three is available for $30. For a full list of all the virtual titles: http://www.gablescinema.com/programs/virtual-screening-room/
Saturday, April 10 at 7pm
Richard Thompson - Beeswing
An intimate look at the early years of one of the world’s most significant and influential guitarists and songwriters, Richard Thompson's Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975 is a moving and immersive memoir. This international and longtime beloved music legend, recreates the spirit of the 1960s, where he found, and then lost, and then found his way again. Known for his brilliant songwriting, his extraordinary guitar playing, and his haunting voice, Thompson is considered one of the top twenty guitarists of all time, in the songwriting pantheon alongside Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Randy Newman. Now, in his long-awaited memoir, the British folk musician takes us back to the late 1960s, a period of great change and creativity—both for him and for the world at large. An honest, moving, and compelling memoir, Beeswing vividly captures the life of a remarkable artist during a period of creative intensity in a world on the cusp of change. A Miami Book Fair event. Purchase tickets online.
Saturday, Apr 10 at 7:30pm
Family Movie: WALL-E
After 700 years of doing what he was built for, the last robot on Earth discovers what he was meant for. Long after humanity has abandoned a massively polluted Earth, a lone robot named WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class) remains to fulfill his only duty: cleaning up. When a ship arrives with a sleek new robot named EVE, WALL-E thinks he's found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves. The movie is free. Please RSVP online.
Sunday, April 11 at 2pm
The Future Of Miami Marine Stadium
Please join the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade historical society for a special zoom interactive presentation at 2pm by Don Worth. Built in 1963, Miami Marine Stadium hosted many remarkable events during its 28 year history: boat races, concerts (Jimmy Buffett, The Miami Philharmonic, many rock and jazz events), Sunrise Easter Services and much more. The Stadium closed after Hurricane Andrew and has remained shuttered ever since. The City of Miami is now making plans to restore the Stadium. Events details: https://www.mpnod.org/events/
Saturday, April 11 at 4pm
Miami Premiere of Lost and Found Dance Performance
Karen Peterson and Dancers, Florida's leading physically integrated company, returns to onstage performance with the Miami premiere of their full-length program Lost And Found at Pinecrest Gardens. The group, which includes professional dancers with and without disabilities, will address this past pandemic year in a series of duets that push the envelope on what dance can be and how we face a global crisis. The afternoon features all seven company members, with choreography by Artistic Director Karen Peterson in collaboration with the dancers. $20 general admission, or $10 for those under 18. Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 SW 57th Ave. Call 305-298-5879. Order tickets online from EventBrite.
Sunday, April 11 at 4:30pm
Isabel Allende - The Soul Of A Woman
As a young woman coming of age in the late 1960s, Isabel Allende rode the second wave of feminism. Among a tribe of like-minded female journalists, Allende for the first time felt comfortable in her own skin, as she and her female colleagues wrote "with a knife between our teeth" about women's issues. But what feeds the soul of feminists—and all women—today? To be safe, to be valued, to live in peace, to have their own resources, to be connected, to have control over our bodies and lives, and above all, to be loved. On all these fronts, there is much work yet to be done, and this book, Allende hopes, will "light the torches of our daughters and granddaughters with mine." Order tickets for this live Zoom event online.
New Episode Available
Frost Sessions - Living In Fearless Creativity
Join five-time Grammy-nominated Dean Shelly Berg as he interviews Johann Zietsman, the president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, discussing the six keywords to develop the perfect performing arts vision, the advantages of having virtual and live performances, the importance of developing a meaningful arts education, and why local arts reviewers are the lifeblood of the community. These valuable insights will help explain why community and partnerships are important, especially in times of crises. https://frostsessions.frost.miami.edu/index.html
Register In Advance
Summer Camp In The Gables
Get the kids ready for fun and safe summer camps -- gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, swimming, fitness, tennis, golf, and more. Registration is now open for residents, members and non-residents. Sign up in-person at the Youth Center on 405 University Drive or online. Call 305-460-5600. Email: email@example.com. Summer Camp Registration: https://www.coralgables.com/summer-camps
Summer 2021 Enrollment Now Open
Area Stage Moves to Sunset Place
Area Stage Company is now performing at their new location in Sunset Place, featuring a robust summer program for youth, including Mary Poppins Jr., Broadway Bites, and private lessons for aspiring actors. Scholarships are available for selected students who meet financial qualifications. Area Stage Company is located at 5701 Sunset Drive, Suite 286 in South Miami. Call 305-666-2078. https://www.areastage.org/summer
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