Congratulations to Coral Gables Mayor-Elect Vince Lago for a successful campaign after eight years of service on the city commission. Congratulations also to the run-off candidates in Group II (Rhonda Anderson and Jose Valdes-Fauli ) and Group III (Javier Baños and Kirk Menendez).
The run-off election will be held on Tuesday, April 27.
Wednesday, April 21 is Administrative Professionals Day, a chance to highlight their importance to organizations and to enhance their work-related skills.
The annual Kentucky Derby comes around on Saturday, May 1.
Wednesday, May 5 is Cinco de Mayo, a day to celebrate the culture, achievements and experiences of Mexican culture in the USA. May 5 is also the National Day of Prayer and National Nurses Day.
Sunday, May 9 will be Mothers Day.
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 Pinewood Cemetery
Coral Gables scenic photo illustrations © Robin and Robert Burr.
Cernuda Gallery Announcement
Artist Lilian Garcia-Roig - Guggenheim Fellowship
Cernuda Arte-represented artist Lilian Garcia-Roig, a Florida-based painter -- best known for her innovative and contemporary approach to landscape painting, and Chair of Florida State University of Tallahassee’s Art Department -- was awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship in the field of Fine Arts. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Board of Trustees approved and announced the distinguished recipients of this prestigious award on Thursday, April 8th, 2021. Garcia-Roig is one of twenty-six Fine Arts Guggenheim Fellows selected. Since 2012, the artist has been represented in the United States by Cernuda Arte, located at 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Call 305-461-1050. https://secure.cernudaarte.com
April 16 To 22
Oscar Week 2021 at Gables Cinema
A large screen, high-fidelity audio, and no cellphones -- this is how to watch the Best Picture nominees. Gables Cinema presents their fourth annual Oscar Week, showcasing all eight films competing for the top prize at the 93rd Academy Awards. A $70 series pass grants admission for one person to all 8 films in the series. https://www.gablescinema.com/programs/oscar-week/
Promising Young Woman - Friday, 4/16 and Saturday, 4/17 at 6:25pm. Carey Mulligan shines in this deliciously, thrilling, and wildly entertaining take on revenge.
Judas and the Black Messiah - Friday, 4/16 and Saturday, 4/17 at 9pm. The enervating and revelatory tale of Chairman Fred Hampton and the informant who betrayed him to the FBI.
Mank - Saturday, 4/17 at 3:30pm and Sunday, 4/18 at 3:15pm. 1930s Hollywood is re-evaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane for Orson Welles.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Sunday, 4/18 at 6:05pm. What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police - and became one of the most notorious trials in history.
The Father - Monday, 4/19 at 6pm and Tuesday, 4/20 at 8:30pm. A beautifully wrought family drama starring Academy Award-winners Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman that embraces an inescapable fact of life: there is a moment in time where the child becomes the caretaker, and the parent a dependent.
Nomadland - Monday, 4/19 at 8:30pm and Tuesday, 4/20 at 6pm. Frances McDormand packs her van and sets off on the road in Chloé Zhao's critically acclaimed panoramic of the American nomadic spirit.
Sound of Metal - Wednesday, 4/21 at 6:00pm and Thursday, 4/22 at 8:40pm. Riz Ahmed is a heavy-metal drummer who loses his hearing and consequently re evaluates his place in the world.
Minari - Wednesday, 4/21 8:40pm and Thursday, 4/22 at 6pm. A tender and sweeping story of a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm to pursue their own American Dream.
Friday, April 16 at 7pm
Christine Coulson - Metropolitan Stories: A Novel
From a writer who worked at the Metropolitan Museum for more than twenty-five years, an enchanting novel that shows us the Met that the public doesn't see. Hidden behind the Picassos and Vermeers, the Temple of Dendur and the American Wing, exists another world: the hallways and offices, conservation studios, storerooms, and cafeteria that are home to the museum's devoted and peculiar staff of 2,200 people—along with a few ghosts. A surreal love letter to this private side of the Met, Metropolitan Stories unfolds in a series of amusing and poignant vignettes in which we discover larger-than-life characters, the downside of survival, and the powerful voices of the art itself. The result is a novel bursting with magic, humor, and energetic detail, but also a beautiful book about introspection, an ode to lives lived for art, ultimately building a powerful collage of human experience and the world of the imagination. Live on Crowdcast.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday at noon
No Man's Land (National Theatre Live)
Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land, recorded at Wyndham’s Theatre, London. This production includes a 20-minute intermission. The Friday 4/16 screening features English subtitles as part of the accessibility initiative. https://www.gablescinema.com/events/no-mans-land/
Friday, April 16 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. Order tickets online.
Saturday, April 17 at 7pm
Derek DelGaudio - Amoralman: A True Story and Other Lies
A discussion with the author and Preet Bharara concerning a thought-provoking and brilliantly entertaining work of nonfiction from one of the world’s leading deceivers, the creator and star of the astonishing theater show and forthcoming film In & Of Itself. Derek DelGaudio believed he was a decent, honest man. But when irrefutable evidence to the contrary is found in an old journal, his memories are reawakened and Derek is forced to confront–and try to understand–his role in a significant act of deception from his past. Live on MBFOnline.
Saturday, April 17 at 7:30 pm
Movies Under the Gables Moonlight - Jurassic Park
Join Gables Cinema and Coral Gables Community Recreation Department at Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center for a family friendly movie under the moonlight. In the original Jurassic Park movie, a pragmatic paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose. An American classic film. https://www.gablescinema.com/events/movies-under-the-gables-moonlight/
Saturday, April 17 at 8:30pm
Pasion Flamenca Under The Stars Is Back
Enjoy a three-course menu and a beautiful Flamenco performance outdoors at Bellmónt Spanish Restaurant on Miracle Mile, featuring 4 talented artists on the tablao. Dinner reservations accepted between 7 and 11pm. The show begins at 8:30pm. The cost is $49 per person, with a discount for kids. Includes three-course dinner. Add $10 more if you prefer their signature dish: Roasted Suckling Pig "Cochinillo a la Leña estilo Segoviano."
Bellmónt Spanish Restaurant is located at 339 Miracle Mile. Call 786-502-4684. https://www.bellmontrestaurant.com/events/pasion-flamenca-under-the-stars/
Sunday, April 18 at 2pm
James Carroll - The Truth at the Heart of the Lie
Enjoy a virtual afternoon with James Carroll and Laurie Hafner discussing The Truth At The Heart Of The Lie: A Memoir Of Faith. This eloquent memoir by a former priest and National Book Award–winning writer traces the roots of the Catholic sexual abuse scandal back to the power structure of the Church itself, as he explores his own crisis of faith and journey to renewal. Live on Crowdcast. https://www.crowdcast.io/e/jamescarroll/register
Tuesday, April 20 at 7pm
Nigella Lawson and Ina Garten
Enjoy a virtual evening with Nigella Lawson discussing Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes and Stories - with internationally renowned cooking show host Ina Garten -- in a lively conversation to mark the publication of Nigella’s highly anticipated new cookbook, Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories. It's a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food, all written in Nigella Lawson’s engaging and insightful prose. https://www.miamibookfair.com/events
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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/
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