The annual Belmont Stakes (The Run for the Carnations) takes place on Saturday, June 5 in Elmont, NY.
Sunday, June 6 is D-Day, celebrating and memorializing soldiers who landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, to fight Nazi soldiers on June 6, 1944.
Monday, Jun 14 is Flag Day. Following Flag Day is Honor America Days, a 21-day period through to Independence Day (July 4) to honor America.
Sunday, June 20 is Fathers' Day, an occasion to mark and celebrate the contribution that your own father has made to your life.
Sunday, June 20 also marks the Summer Solstice, when the sun's zenith is at its furthest point from the equator and the the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer in the Northern Hemisphere.
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
Virtual Performance Grande Finale
America, the Beautiful
The Greater Miami Symphonic Band Presents their 42nd Season Virtual Performance Grande Finale. To enjoy these performances, including the latest: “America, the Beautiful," visit their web site's Virtual Programs section, featuring the eight titles representing these music selections on YouTube. Also, visit the facebook page for additional details. These performances are presented with the support of the city of Coral Gables. Call 305-273-7687. http://gmsb.org/virtual-programs/
please enjoy this image that reminds us of the beauty and serenity of our majestic city
Early Trolly Tracks in Coral Gables
Starting Monday, June 14
Swimming Lessons At Venetian Pool
The ladies of Venetian Aquatic Club have been teaching swimming since 1959 at Venetian Pool, offering summer programs for kids and adults who wish to learn, or improve their swimming skils -- in two-week sessions Monday through Friday -- for ages 5 and above. Register with the city online. For more information about programs, visit the aquatic club web site. https://www.venetianaquaticclub.org/lessons
Starts Friday, June 4
The Perfect Candidate at Gables Cinema
A revealing look at the changing roles of women in Saudi Arabia from director Haifaa Al Mansour (Wadjda), The Perfect Candidate follows Maryam, a determined young doctor who runs for city council after the male incumbent repeatedly ignores her request to fix the muddy road leading to her clinic. Despite her father and her community’s struggle to accept her as their town’s first female candidate, Maryam’s creative and ambitious campaign builds momentum, becoming a symbol for a larger movement. https://www.gablescinema.com/events/the-perfect-candidate/
Saturday, June 5 from 11am to noon
Amazing Virtual Magic Show
Get ready for a magical extravaganza appropriate for all ages. Watch as magician Brent Gregory presents an interactive online magic show combining mind-bending tricks with comedy the whole family can enjoy. Coral Gables Branch Library is hosting this online event. https://mdpls.org/event/5139613
Saturday at 2pm
Tuesday at 7:35pm
The Executioner (El Verdugo)
This masterpiece of black humor, beloved in Spain but too little seen elsewhere, threads a scathing critique of Franco-era values through a macabre farce about an undertaker who marries an executioner's daughter and reluctantly takes over her father's job so the family can keep their government-allotted apartment. Winner of the International Critics' Prize at Venice, this storied Italian / Spanish co-production underscores the comedic kinship between both countries as Italy's great Nino Manfredi (the undertaker) blends in seamlessly with Spain's laugh kings Jose "Pepe" Isbert (his father-in-law) and Jose Luis López Vázquez (his older brother). https://www.gablescinema.com/events/the-executioner/
Saturday, June 5 at 7pm
Young Talent Big Dreams Finals
You are invited to attend the 11th Anniversary Finals to see who wins first place in South Florida's finest talent show sponsored by The Children’s Trust. Young Talent Big Dreams goes live on YouTube at 7pm. See a list of the finalists. Prizes range from performing arts scholarships to cash awards, performance opportunities and more. The grand prize winner will receive four tickets to Universal Orlando and a hotel stay for two nights, courtesy of WSVN 7News, along with $500 in cash. Details on the web site.
Saturday at 9pm
Wild Things at Gables Cinema
Rich kid Kelly (Denise Richards) accuses her school's teacher of the year (Matt Dillon) of rape -- and her accusation is surprisingly corroborated by social outcast Suzie (Neve Campbell), who also claims she was a victim. What soon ensues is a lurid story of murder, intrigue, and sex as detective Ray Duquette (Kevin Bacon) uncovers a layered web of lies and seduction in the snobby Florida yachting enclave of Blue Bay. Wild Things is salacious, trashy, and features just the right kind of twisted plot that keeps you captivated. Filmed on location in Florida -- including the Everglades, where production briefly halted when a real dead body was discovered -- Wild Things perfectly encapsulates the sleazy side the state. https://www.gablescinema.com/events/wild-things/
Sunday, June 6 at 2pm
The Forgotten History of Aladdin City
You might have noticed it when looking at local maps. The name of Aladdin City is labeled on a particular area in Southwest Miami-Dade, but there's no city there. This bygone remnant of the great depression was a well planned suburb destined to be an ideal community back in the 1920s. Discover the forgotten history of Aladdin City and the company that boasted they could start construction on a home in the morning and finish before sundown. Join the virtual live interactive presentation at 2pm on Zoom. https://www.mpnod.org/events/jun-6-forgotten-history-of-aladdin-city/
Tuesday, June 8 at 9am
City Commission Meeting
The City of Coral Gables Commission meets in City Hall Commission Chambers starting at 9am, Mayor Vince Lago presiding. View the agenda online. Topics include a resolution to adopt the Mayor’s Strategic Priorities Plan, and confirming appoints to advisory boards. Members of the public may join the meeting via Zoom. https://zoom.us/j/3054466800
Thursday, June 10 from 6:30 to 7:30pm
Online Class: Meditation with Shachi
Take a moment to escape the busy world around you and join a virtual meditation session from the comfort of your home led by a certified instructor. This online class is suitable for all skill levels. Wear comfortable clothes and use a mat or towel. Space is limited. Ages 19 years and up. Register Online.
Sat, June 12 from 9am to 4pm
Tour Of Kitchens - Outdoor Edition
The 12th Annual Tour of Kitchens Outdoor Edition fundraiser is presented by Ray Corral and Mosaicist, a self-guided tour of the City’s best pools, patios and outdoor kitchens in a safe and al fresco way. Indulge in the finest gourmet samplings and desserts from the City's best restaurants and shop home goods from your favorite local merchants. The Tour begins at 9am in the courtyard at the Shops at Merrick Park. Tickets are $75. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-of-kitchens-outdoor-edition-presented-by-ray-corral-mosaicist-tickets-146415553863
Saturday, June 12 from 1 to 3pm
Cocktail Culture Evolved: Tea Behind The Bar
As our society grows more mindful with our consumption habits we are excited to introduce ideas about how we can raise the vibration of our cocktail creations through tea and botanicals. Not only will we explore what true tea is (any botanical derived from the plant camellia sinensis), we will learn how utilizing tea in cocktail mixology can contribute to the shift in energies in our environments. Along with our exploration of the multitude of flavors that blend well with tea, we will taste and learn how to build true cocktails, as well as interesting zero proof drinks with tea. Join Adrienne Etkin Nascimento to see just how fun tea can get. Members $40. Non-Member $50. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Call 305-667-1651. https://fairchildgarden.org/eventon/cocktail-culture-evolved-tea-behind-the-bar/
Saturday, June 12 at 7pm
Ben Rhodes - After The Fall
After the Fall: Being American in the World We’ve Made. Why is democracy so threatened in America and around the world? And what can we do about it? A former White House aide and close confidant to President Barack Obama -- and the New York Times bestselling author of The World as It Is -- travels the globe in a deeply personal, beautifully observed quest for answers. Register online for this free Crowdcast event, in conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer Jon Meacham. https://booksandbooks.com/event/after-the-fall-an-evening-with-ben-rhodes-and-jon-meacham/
Sunday, June 13 at 5:30pm
Miami Short Film Festival at Deering Estate
Enjoy the signature outdoor programming of the Miami Short Film Festival against the beautiful backdrop of Deering Estate. Enjoy the stunning views and exquisite sunset, then grab a spot and watch our selection of shorts on the lawn. Guests are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and small picnic baskets. Early access begins at 5:30pm. Screenings begin at 7pm. Tickets are $20. https://www.miamishortfilmfestival.com/shorts-under-the-stars/
June 21 to July 30
Gables Cinema Summer Film Camp
The Florida Film Institute, in partnership with Coral Gables Art Cinema, is producing the 11th annual Summer Film Camp, a six week intense filmmaking program where students will be given the option to attend in-person or online. The camp will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm. Get more details online: https://www.gablescinema.com/events/summer-film-camp/
June 27 at 7:30 pm
Alhambra Orchestra - 31st Season Finale
Concluding an inspiring season of virtual concerts, members of the Alhambra Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Andai, have created a video performance of masterpieces by Mozart, Sibelius, and Puccini, capped by an exuberant rendition of Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Piano with soloists Daniel Andai (violin) and Ciro Fodere (piano), both popular local artists on the faculty of New World School of the Arts. All works were newly recorded. Join the YouTube premiere, or watch it later at your convenience, always free. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-TC-0Qn3LSkog2CE-oddHw
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/
The Hunter Douglas Gallery at Biscayne Décor
Offering a complete shopping experience, with premium displays and a full line of window treatment products and services to enhance and elevate your home. Delivering the utmost in both sophistication and quality, these shades are designed and custom-assembled in the USA, built to your specifications and guaranteed to last. Explore different materials, styles, operating systems, fabrics and colors and choose your perfect window-treatment solution. Behold light transformed. Biscayne Décor is located at 1404 Ponce. Call 305-569-0505. https://www.biscaynedecor.com/
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