Great Gables Events Calendar Newsletter

Greetings ,

On Thursday, August 26 we celebrate Woman's Equality Day, and the anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States' Constitution on August 26, 1920, granting women the right to vote for the first time -- a result of the women's suffrage movement in the country.

Next weekend, Labor Day falls on September 6 -- the first Monday of September -- which was initially organized to celebrate labor unions and their contributions to the United States' economy. The first Labor Day was held in 1882, and its origins stem from the Central Labor Union's desire to create a holiday for workers. It became a federal holiday in 1894. For many of us, it also signals the end of the summer season -- as the days become shorter -- a last hurrah for family gatherings before the fall and winter holiday season begins.

As always, make plans to enjoy the great outdoors in our little city. Walk down Miracle Mile, experience the live theatre and the best movies, browse the book stores, look into the art galleries and meet up with friends at the restaurants. Visit the parks and public spaces to appreciate the bounties of nature. 

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

The majestic Coral Gables City Hall at sunset

The majestic Coral Gables City Hall at sunset 

Art As Protest, Protest As Art - Vicente Hernández Exhibit at Cernuda Arte

Now On Display

Vicente Hernández Exhibit at Cernuda Arte

Cernuda Arte invites you to visit their most recent exhibition -- Vicente Hernández (b. 1971): Art As Protest, Protest As Art, a showcase of protest artworks by Cuban-based painter Vicente Hernández. This special selection of twenty paintings comes at a time of historic mass demonstrations on the island. Through this presentation, Cernuda Arte is giving a platform to a courageous artist whose incisive eye narrates how Cuba's present reality has descended into chaos. Photos of the current exhibit and information on the works can also be found on the Cernuda Arte Gallery website

More Than A Cinema - Gables Cinema Expansion Campaign

At 240 Aragon

Gables Cinema Expansion Campaign

The team at Coral Gables Art Cinema has announced their plans to expand the footprint  with a new 90-seat deluxe auditorium -- launching their More Than A Cinema campaign. After eleven years running once of the most prestigious and successful art cinema programs in the country, the expansion will allow for a large modern lobby, a new cafe featuring local specialties, plus additional offices for staff. To date, early donors and the board of directors have raised 75% of this campaign goal. Watch the campaign video on YouTube. Find out how you can contribute to the effort at GiveCloud. https://gablescinema.givecloud.co

CODA at Gables Cinema

Now Playing

CODA at Gables Cinema

Gifted with a voice that her parents can’t hear, seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones), is the sole hearing member of a deaf family -- a CODA, child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around acting as interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working the family's struggling fishing boat with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant) every day before school. But when Ruby joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams. CODA premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival where it captivated critics and audiences alike, eliciting a rapturous response and making history by being honored with all four of the top awards in the U.S. Dramatic Competition category including the U.S. Grand Jury Prize, the Directing Award, the Audience Award and a Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast (actors Matlin, Kotsur, and Durant are themselves deaf). https://www.gablescinema.com/events/coda/

¡FUÁCATA! One Woman Show

Now Playing through Sep 12

¡FUÁCATA! One Woman Show

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents ¡FUÁCATA! or A Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe a humorous one-woman tour de force starring Elena María García. The play brings more than 20 Latina women to glorious life on stage by weaving together tales of love, marriage, immigration, and identity through eccentric stories and whimsical song. The Miracle Theatre is located at 280 Miracle Mile. Actors' Playhouse presents performances on Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, plus Sunday at 3pm through September 12. For complete details, call 305-444-9293. https://www.actorsplayhouse.org/mainstage/

Dog Bone Giveaway at GableStage

Thursday, August 26 from 7:30 to 10:30am

Dog Bone Giveaway at GableStage

GableStage celebrates International Dog Day by organizing a a special event outside the theatre, located at the historic Biltmore Hotel. Neighbors, hotel guests and dog walkers are invited to bring their furry friends to the theatre, get a theatrical picture, have fun and receive a dog bone. Sponsored by the local Bubba Rose Biscuit shop, a dog treat bakery, the dog bones for this event are made with locally sourced and fresh ingredients without preservatives. Admission to the ”Dog Bone Giveaway” event is free and open to the public. Canine companions must attend on a leash. Call 305-445-1119. http://www.gablestage.org

Matt Damon - Stillwater

Thursday, August 26 at 1:45pm

Matt Damon - Stillwater

A dramatic thriller directed by Academy Award winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) and starring Matt Damon, Stillwater follows an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter. The Landmark at Merrick Park is a seven screen movie theater located on the third floor of the Village of Merrick Park. Call 786-574-4116. https://www.landmarktheatres.com/miami/the-landmark-at-merrick-park/film-info/stillwater

Never Gonna Snow Again

Starts Friday

Never Gonna Snow Again

On a gray, foggy morning outside a large Polish city, a masseur from the East named Zhenia enters the lives of the wealthy residents of a gated community. With his hypnotic presence and quasi-magical abilities, he is able to get a residence permit and starts plying his trade. The well-to-do residents in their cookie-cutter suburban homes seemingly have it all, but they all suffer from an inner sadness, some unexplained longing. The attractive and mysterious newcomer's hands heal, and Zhenia’s eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of simpler times. Poland's Official Submission to the 93rd Academy Awards and Official Selection of the Venice & Telluride Film Festivals. https://www.gablescinema.com/events/never-gonna-snow-again/

Area Stage Company Conservatory Season

Now Enrolling

Area State Company Conservatory Season

Fall enrollment is finally open for productions and group classes at Area Stage Company at Sunset Place, with classes for all levels of experience. Acting Beginner; Acting & Improv (I & II); Adult Spanish Language Acting; Acting the Song; Early Stages Theatre (ages 3-6); Inclusion Theatre Project Acting, Voice, Ballet, and Musical Theatre Dance; Musical Theatre Dance (Beginner & Intermediate); Musical Theatre Ensemble; On-Camera Acting; Scene Study; and Singing for the Stage (I & II). https://www.areastage.org/enroll

Barnacle Barkyard Theatre - Luau With Pets

Friday, August 27 at 7pm

Barnacle Barkyard Theatre - Luau With Pets

Equipaws Pet Services is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a Luau and film screening at The Barnacle Historic State Park, starting at 7pm. Your well-behaved pups are welcome for Barkyard Theatre. Gates open at 7pm for pre-movie activities including hula hoop and Hawaiian-themed pet/owner dress-alike contests. The animated film Despicable Me 3 starts at 8pm. Tickets are $20 general admission, $10 for children under 10, and each person may bring a maximum of two dogs with them. Order tickets online in advance. https://bit.ly/3CKMZC1

Peter Heller - The Guide

Friday, August 27 at 7pm

Peter Heller - The Guide

The best-selling author of The River returns with a heart-racing thriller about a young man who is hired by an elite fishing lodge in Colorado, where he uncovers a plot of shocking menace amid the natural beauty of sun-drenched streams and forests. Tune in for Peter Heller with Diane Les Becquets live on Crowdcast. https://booksandbooks.com/event/the-guide-an-evening-with-peter-heller-and-diane-les-becquets/

Join the Green Team - Coastal Cleanup at Matheson Hammock

Saturday, August 28 at 9am

Join the Green Team - Coastal Cleanup

Keep Coral Gables Beautiful invites you to support the Park Service Day Volunteer coastal cleanup efforts every fourth Saturday of the month at Matheson Hammock Park, hosted by Miami-Dade County Parks in an effort to help keep our waterways and coastal habitats litter free. Meet at Matheson Hammock Park Office, 9610 Old Cutler Road at 9am. Gloves and transbags are provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable gloves and tools to reduce waste. Register Online.

Graphic Novel Club for Kids & Tweens

Saturday, August 28 from 4:30 to 5:30pm

Graphic Novel Club for Kids & Tweens

Share your thoughts and craft along while discussing a variety of children's graphic novels. This session covers profound stories with bright, relatable social themes. Add meaning to your superheroes. Hosted by Mad Cave Studios, Pinecrest and South Miami Branch Libraries. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. Ages 9 years and older. https://mdpls.org/event/5360955

Sushi, Strings and Spice - Guy Mitchell - The Cello Assassin

Saturday, August 28 from 6 to 9pm

Sushi, Strings and Spice

Enjoy a uniquely marvelous combination as Guy Mitchell - The Cello Assassin serenades the audience from 6 to 9pm with the Miami Spice Menu special pricing at KAO Sushi and Grill, 127 Miracle Mile. https://www.kaosushigrill.com

The Castle of Cagliostro - 4K Restoration

Saturday, August 28 at 9pm

The Castle of Cagliostro - 4K Restoration

Master filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki made his feature film debut with this beloved chapter of Monkey Punch's Lupin the 3rd saga. In the twilight of his career, gentleman thief Lupin III's latest and greatest caper has hit a snag. What should've been bags of cash from a national casino turns out to be expert counterfeits. Together with his partner-in-crime Jigen, Lupin heads to the remote nation of Cagliostro to exact revenge. Can Lupin rescue Clarisse, evade the cuffs of his long-time nemesis Inspector Zenigata, and uncover the secret treasures of the Castle of Cagliostro? https://www.gablescinema.com/events/the-castle-of-cagliostro/

The Art of Mindfulness at Lowe Museum

Tuesday, August 31 from 1 to 2pm

The Art of Mindfulness at Lowe Museum

Join the Lowe Art Museum for a live virtual guided Mindfulness practice. Recharge, refresh, and cultivate greater present moment awareness with two guided mindfulness practices. Mindful Looking, offered three times a month, invites participants to focus attention in different ways on a work of art from the Lowe’s collection. Mindful Sitting, offered the first Tuesday of the month features a traditional guided mindfulness sitting practice. The Art of Mindfulness, established in 2016, was developed as a collaboration between the Lowe Art Museum and Miami Law’s Mindfulness in Law Program. Guided practices are offered in partnership with UMindfulness and Mindfultime. https://events.miami.edu/event/the_art_of_mindfulness_3200

Jonathan Wells - The Skinny: A Memoir

Tuesday, August 31 at 7pm

Jonathan Wells - The Skinny: A Memoir

The critically acclaimed poet and author of the collection Debris, Jonathan Wells gives us a thoughtful, candid, and powerful memoir about the universal exploration of adolescence and self-image, the frailty of masculinity, and all the places we seek comfort in a world trying to redefine us. Tune in for Jonathan Wells with Michael Zilkha live on Crowdcast. Register online.

International Aroid Society Annual Show and Sale

Weekend of September 11-12, 10am to 4pm

International Aroid Society Annual Show and Sale

It is that wonderful time of year for the International Aroid Society Annual Show and Sale. Meet and interact with aroid researchers, breeders, growers, hobbyists and personalities from all over the country at Fairchild Garden, plus local and international vendors sharing their best varieties of aroids for purchase on the Garden House Lawn and inside the Garden House. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. email: bellotropicals@yahoo.com. Details online. http://www.aroid.org/show/

Pianist Avery Gagliano - All Chopin Recital

Saturday, September 11, 2021 7:30pm

Avery Gagliano - All Chopin Recital

Enjoy a performance by pianist Avery Gagliano at Gusman Concert Hall starting at 7:30pm, thanks to the generous support of the Chopin Foundation. Gagliano won the 2020 National Chopin Competition Grand Prize and will be competing shortly in the 18th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. At just 20, she captures audiences with her sensitivity, emotional depth, and musical expression. She will also be joined by Frost faculty for a special chamber arrangement of Chopin’s Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante. Pre-registration is required online.

Enigma — Frost Wind Ensemble

Sunday, September 12 at 4pm

Enigma — Frost Wind Ensemble

Robert Carnochan conducts the Frost Wind Ensemble for an exciting program at Gusman Hall, featuring Sir Edward Elgar’s epic 1899 Enigma Variations (transcribed by Merlin Patterson), a musical sketch of his close circle of acquaintances; award-winning and first-ever female Pulitzer Prize in Music recipient, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Fanfare: Reminiscence and Celebration; and the world premiere of Frost composition professor Charles Norman Mason’s Tear in 2020. https://events.miami.edu/event/enigmafrost_wind_ensemble

Digital Photography 101 at Fairchild Garden

Thursday, September 16 from 10am to noon

Digital Photography 101

Enjoy a quiet morning in the garden, learning how to best use your own DSLR camera -- the relation of aperture, shutter speed and ISO, as well as camera controls and the basics of manual shooting. This class is designed for adult beginners. Class is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Call 305-667-1651. https://fairchildgarden.org/eventon/digital-photography-101/

Arthur Miller's The Price

Starting November 12

GabeStage Returns with The Price

We're anticipating a triumphant return for the legacy theatre program at GableStage, beginning with a classic American drama -- Arthur Miller's The Price, a two-act play exploring family dynamics, the price of furniture, and the price of one's own decisions. After the Great Depression, Victor Franz gave up going to college to support his father. His brother did not. After 30 years, they return to sell their parents’ estate. GableStage is located at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave. Wednesdays at 2 and 7pm. Thursdays and Fridays at 7pm. Saturdays at 2 and 8pm. Sundays at 2pm. Call 305-445-1119. http://www.gablestage.org

Joe Papp At The Ballroom - GableStage

Starts Friday, December 17

Joe Papp At The Ballroom

Get holiday season tickets for a limited engagement production directed by Tony nominee Eleanor Reissa -- and a world premiere at GableStage - Joe Papp At The Ballroom. Adapted by Susan Papp-Lippman with Avi Hoffman starring as Joseph Papp, in alliance with YI Love Jewish. Joseph Papp, the American theatre icon, who would have been one hundred years old this year, gave only one public concert in his career. Perhaps the single most creative and controversial figure in American theatre, he recounted his Brooklyn Yiddish upbringing, his political struggles and his reconceiving of the creative process. Hoffman recreates this seminal 1978 event. http://www.gablestage.org/production/

Two Computer Guys Safe Service - 614-859-9029

When You Need A Little Help

Two Computer Guys Safe Service

The experienced team at Two Computer Guys is ready and available to help with computer service and training in the safest mode possible. When you need a little help, call on Two Computer Guys to solve problems and get your computer up and running at top speed with reliable, affordable service. Call 614-859-9029. https://www.twocomputerguys.com

Digital Photography Sessions with John Latimer

Photography Workshops

Digital Photography Sessions with John Latimer

The Leica Store Miami on Miracle Mile offers personalized Photoshop and Lightroom application session with John Latimer for those that wish to perfect their skills in the art of digital photo processing. The cost is $150 per hour. The Leica Store is located at 372 Miracle Mile. Call 305-921-4433 for an appointment. https://leicastoremiami.com/collections/photography-workshops

Cinema Safe Advisory at the Theater
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Gables Branch Library Temporarily Relocated
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Seraphic Fire - Orpheus With His Lute

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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