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Greetings ,

Monday January 17 is Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January celebrating the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., and the American civil rights movement.

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

Coral Gables Waterway Pink Bridge

Pink Bridge over Coral Gables Waterway on Granada, north of Sunset Drive.

Coral Gables scenic photo illustrations © Robin and Robert Burr.

Coral Gables Festival of the Arts

Save The Dates - January 29–30

Coral Gables Festival of the Arts

The 8th Annual Miami/Coral Gables Art Festival with Free Admission - six events at the same time and place. Fine Art & Craft Fest - over 200 fine art & craft exhibitors; Miami Kid Fest with face painting, kid art, kid products and services; Miami Fashion Fest with apparel, jewelry, hats and more; Bo's Dog and Pet Fest; The Beat Music Festival; plus Miami Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival with unlimited beer, wine and spirits samples. Order tickets online.

Miracle in Milan - Vittorio De Sica

This Weekend

Film Classics - Miracle in Milan

Once upon a time in postwar Italy... Vittorio De Sica’s follow-up to his international triumph Bicycle Thieves is an enchanting neorealist fairy tale in which he combines his celebrated slice-of-life poetry with flights of graceful comedy and storybook fantasy. On the outskirts of Milan, a band of vagabonds work together to form a shantytown. When it is discovered that the land they occupy contains oil, however, it’s up to the cherubic orphan Totò -- with some divine help -- to save their community from greedy developers. Tipping their hats to the imaginative whimsy of Charles Chaplin and René Clair, De Sica and screenwriter Cesare Zavattini (adapting his own novel) craft a big-hearted ode to the nobility of everyday people. The film won the Grand Prize at Cannes Film Festival and was named Best Foreign-Language Film by the New York Film Critics Circle.

Protect Biscayne Bay specialty license plate

Help Protect Biscayne Bay
Biscayne Bay License Plate

After weeks of community voting, the final Protect Biscayne Bay specialty license plate has been selected and now you can order yours with a pre-sale voucher at the local tax collectors office, by mail, or online. For additional details email: Get details online:

Parallel Mothers at Gables Cinema

Now Playing

Parallel Mothers at Gables Cinema

Contemporary melodrama, a bold color palette and a sublime Penélope Cruz in the lead role: these elements combine in Pedro Almodóvar's latest film to form one of the most affecting entries in the celebrated Spanish director's prolific filmography. Cruz stars opposite newcomer Milena Smit, both playing single mothers whose lives intersect in multiple ways after both give birth on the same day in the same hospital. Shocking secrets and painful revelations lie in store for the new mothers and Almodóvar mines the complexity of the situation to explore a deep-rooted trauma in Spain's history, motherhood itself and the inevitability of the truth to out.

Wine O'clock at Orno

Friday at 5:30pm

Wine O'clock at Orno

All wines by the glass and bottle are 50% off during Wine O’clock between 5:30 and 6:30pm on Tuesday through Sunday at Orno in THesis Hotel. This 400-bottle wine cellar features a wide selection of pairable unique and diverse wines. Reserve your table for an elegant and intimate dining experience at Orno.

Keith Johns at The Barnacle

Friday, January 14 at 7pm

Keith Johns at The Barnacle

Spread out a picnic blanket under the moonlight and enjoy an evening of live music on the bay as Miami-based artist Keith Johns performs dynamic, beautifully orchestrated Indie Folk compositions. $20 general admission, $15 for members of The Barnacle Society, and $10 for children ages 6 to 12. The gate opens one hour before show time. Get details online.

Saturday Farmers' Market At City Hall

Saturdays from 8am to 2pm

Farmers' Market At City Hall

Enjoy Coral Gables' iconic farmers market from 8am to 2pm every Saturday through March 26 featuring fresh fruits, vegetables, prepared foods, baked goods, flowers and plants, free tai chi classes, gardening workshops, cooking demos, and activities for children.

Best Pollinator Plants Seminar at the Farmers Market

Saturday, January 15 at 9 am

Best Pollinator Plants Seminar at the Farmers Market

Enjoy a special seminar on the Best Pollinator Plants for Miami Dade County, at the Coral Gables Farmers Market by Dalton Goolsby, Urban Horticultural Program Supervisor at the local UF/IFAS Extension in Miami-Dade County. Three native nurseries, Casey's Corner, Veber's Jungle Garden and Kelly's Tropicals will be at the Market for you to pick up plants after the talk. For details email:

Fairchild Festival Of Chocolate

January 15 and 16 from 10am to 4pm

Fairchild Festival Of Chocolate

This year’s Festival of Chocolate is set to be a two-day celebration of all things chocolate in the garden. Taste your way through chocolate confections, decadent desserts and savory bites. Enjoy entertainment, activities, classes and demonstrations. Indulge in chocolate pairings with wine and spirits that will unlock flavors and delight your palate. Bring your family and friends to explore the Garden and discover one delicious chocolate adventure after another. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Call 305-667-1651.

71st Annual Beaux Arts Festival at UM

Saturday and Sunday

71st Annual Beaux Arts Festival

The annual Beaux Arts Festival returns to the University of Miami, across from the Wastco Center on UM campus with free admission. Patrons will enjoy over 150 juried fine artists of all different mediums, food, live entertainment, a children's art tent, and marketplace in this outdoor event from 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday of MLK Weekend.

2022 Redland Riot Road Rallye

Saturday, January 15 at 10am

Redland Riot Road Rally

Every third Saturday in January, since 1994, this fruity, tropical history tour through the Redland agricultural region has delighted hundreds of families, history buffs, foodies and nature lovers with a whimsical adventure through the countryside. Dozens of car teams go searching for clues and enjoying the bounty of the Redland, stopping at wonderful places along the way. Meet at Cauley Square between 10 and 11am to get started. The big finale is at Schnebly Redland's Winery in the Miami Brewing Company Tap Room at 5pm. This event is sponsored by Dade Heritage Trust, now celebrating 50 years of preservation, education and advocacy. Get details and register your car team on the Redland Riot web site.

Market @ THesis Paseo Courtyard

Saturday, January 15 from noon to 3pm

Market @ THesis Paseo Courtyard

THesis Hotel kicks off the new year with Market @ THesis, an open air market in the welcoming ambience of the hotel’s paseo courtyard bringing together visitors, neighbors and hotel guests to support the community and celebrate the fun and family oriented culture of Coral Gables. THesis Hotel is located at 1350 South Dixie Hwy.

Alice The Musical

Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

Alice The Musical

Take a wild, thrilling ride into a world of imagination and wonder in Paul Boyd’s musical version of the classic Lewis Carroll books. Curious Alice, the heroine of our story, tumbles down a magic rabbit hole and into an enchanted world full of whimsical and wacky characters including the always late White Rabbit, the absent-minded Mad Hatter, the mysterious Cheshire Cat, the hilarious duo of Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and of course the menacing Queen of Hearts. Follow Alice through this mysterious land as she tries to make her way back home.

Diner at Cosford Cinema - Watching Movies With: Dave Barry

Postponed - January 15 at 5pm

Cosford - Watching Movies With: Dave Barry

Join acclaimed author Dave Barry and Cosford manager Rene Rodriguez for a screening and discussion of Diner (1982). Barry Levinson was already a successful writer for television and movies when he made his directorial debut with Diner, a small film set in the Baltimore of his youth. The story concerns the comings and goings of a set of friends who are on the brink of adulthood (marriage, careers, etc.), yet who still find time to gather regularly at their favorite hangout to discuss the really important things in life: sports, music, girls, and food. The ensemble cast includes Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Paul Reiser, Daniel Stern, Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, and Ellen Barkin. Cosford Cinema is located on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. Cash only. Call 305-284-4861.

Live Flesh

Saturday, January 15 at 9pm

Live Flesh (35mm)

Christmas, 1970, during the Franco era. A prostitute (Penelope Cruz) gives birth to a baby boy in a dramatic opening. Fast forward to the present: the baby, Victor (Liberto Rabal), now a drug dealer, has arrived at the apartment of Elena (Francesca Neri) looking for a night of romance. Elena, however, is more interested in drugs than in Victor, and they get into a heated argument that leads to a gunshot. Two cops (Javier Bardem and Pepe Sancho) arrive on the scene and the four become entangled in a story filled with erotic passion and dark thrills. This screening is part of ¡Viva Pedro!: An Almodóvar Showcase, which is a celebration of acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, who, for decades, has bucked norms and crafted a trademark cinematic voice.

Fred Guttenberg - Find The Helpers

Monday, January 17 at 6:30pm

Fred Guttenberg - Find The Helpers

How a Parkland Dad and 9/11 Brother Faced Tragedy with the Help of Many Good People. Discover the story of Fred Guttenberg’s activist’s journey since his son Jaime’s death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School -- and how he has been able to get through the worst of times thanks to the kindness and compassion of others. Buy the book and attend this in-person event at Books & Books. Get details online.

Mayor's Citizens Advisory Council Meeting

Tuesday, January 18 at 8:45am

Mayor's Citizens Advisory Council Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Mayor's Citizens Advisory Council takes place at the Police and Fire Headquarters at 2151 Salzedo Street.

Full Moon Photography at Fairchild

Tuesday, January 18 at 6:30pm

Full Moon Photography at Fairchild

South Florida’s sunsets seem to get richer with color, and the moon bigger just after dusk. In this one-night class 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. Please note that this class is designed for intermediate to advanced students. Instructor Carlos Causo is a citizen of the world, globetrotter, photographer, explorer and sometimes a writer. He is now an adjunct lecturer at FIU. Members $39; Non-members $49.

The Unsinkable Molly Brown

Tuesday, January 18 at 7:30pm

The Unsinkable Molly Brown

Debbie Reynolds stars in one of the most popular of all Broadway musicals. Adventurous, young Molly Tobin (Debbie Reynolds) moves alone to the Colorado mining camp of Leadville with a dream of becoming rich. There, she meets tall and handsome Irish prospector "Leadville" Johnny Brown (Harve Presnell), who soon discovers a gold mine almost as rich as Molly's ambition. Molly and Johnny are snubbed by Colorado’s social leaders. Undaunted, they set sail for Europe, where Molly educates herself and the couple experience a new and exciting kind of celebrity. Despite their advances in Europe, Molly and Johnny yearn for the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Molly sails for America on the Titanic and becomes an internationally famous heroine, the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown, after her courage during the ship’s disaster.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Postponed - January 18 at 9pm

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must face the past he thought he left behind and confront his father, leader of the dangerous Ten Rings organization. Cosford Cinema is located on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. Cash only. Call 305-284-4861.

Villagers Seminar - Historic Properties Pros & Cons

Wednesday, January 19 at noon

Historic Properties Pros & Cons

The Villagers present their monthly lunchtime seminar: Historic Properties Pros & Cons, featuring guest speaker Hugh Ryan, President of Hugh A. Ryan Construction, and a specialist in historic preservation restorations. Ryan is a fourth-generation Miamian who grew up with a deep appreciation for local history. "Hugh has an amazing depth of knowledge and personal history about Miami and its architectural past," said Villager Susan Medina, moderator of the webinar. "His program is bound to offer a fascinating dive into the challenges and the magic of historic preservation." In addition to restoring many private historic homes, Ryan has worked on community-based projects such as The Barnacle and Dr. James Jackson's 1904 office (now housing the Dade Heritage Trust). He has been a long-time member of the City of Miami's Historic and Preservation Board. Please register in advance online.

Historic Preservation Board Meeting

Wednesday, January 19 at 4pm

Historic Preservation Board Meeting

The City Historic Preservation Board meets at City Hall in Commission Chambers at 4pm. The board considers preservation and protection of historic or architecturally worthy buildings, structures, sites, quaint neighborhoods and artifacts which impart a distinct historical heritage of the City. Get the agenda online.

Movies Under The Moonlight

Friday, January 21 at 7pm

The Avengers - Movies Under Moonlight

Bring the family to the Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center for another event in the "Movies Under the Gables Moonlight" series with The Avengers. When Thor's evil brother Loki gains access to the unlimited power of the energy cube called the Tesseract, Nick Fury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a superhero recruitment effort to defeat the unprecedented threat to Earth.

John Mangonon, Masters Tuba Recital - Livestream

Sunday, January 23 at 2pm

John Mangonon, Masters Tuba Recital - Livestream

Enjoy a livestream video presentation of the Masters Tuba Recital of John Mangonon from the Weeks Center's Victor E. Clarke Recital Hall. John often performs with the Frost Wind Ensemble and is a graduate teaching assistant for the Frost Band Of The Hour and a Henry Mancini Institute Fellow.

7th Annual CGWC Children's Festival

Saturday, February 5 from 11am to 3pm

7th Annual CGWC Children's Festival

Children and families will enjoy this free event at the Coral Gables Woman's Club with interactive activities -- as well as civic organizations providing useful information for children. The Coral Gables Fire and Police department will participate as will Miggy's Melanoma Awareness, Venetian Aquatic Club, Mindful Monkeys Yoga, the Coral Gables Museum, among others. Everyone gets free refreshments and popcorn. COVID Protocols will be enforced and masks will be required for all. The Woman's Club is located at 1001 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd. Call 305-733-5290.

On Your Feet Musical at Miracle Theatre

February 9 to March 6

On Your Feet Musical Debuts February 9

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents its production of On Your Feet! -- the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. The Miami engagement of the hit Broadway musical will run from February 9 to March 6 at the Miracle Theatre -- here in the couple’s hometown of Miami -- in an original production that celebrates its South Florida Regional Premiere. The Miracle Theatre is located at 280 Miracle Mile. Call 305-444-9293.

Commodore Trail Secret Garden Bike Tour

Saturday, February 12 from 1 to 5pm

Commodore Trail Secret Garden Bike Tour

Spend an afternoon with friends and family enjoying this self-guided tour that gives you access to explore six of the most beautiful gardens in Coconut Grove. You can take the tour on bikes, scooters, or by car (but limited driving tickets are available due to limited street parking). End the day on a high-note at an intimate Garden After Party. Just 40 tickets offered for this special finale, raising funds for Friends Of The Commodore Trail. Get details online.

Daddy and Daughter Dance

Saturday, February 12 at 6:30pm

Daddy and Daughter Dance

Put on your dancing shoes as you head to the 24th annual Daddy Daughter Dance at the University of Miami Alumni Center. This event is open to all ages and includes dinner, dancing, photos, special activities, and lots of fun. The event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at 6200 San Amaro Drive. Advance registration required. For more information, contact 305-460-5600.

The White Card at GableStage

Starts February 25

The White Card at GableStage

The Florida premiere of Award-winning poet/playwright Claudia Rankine's first published play, The White Card comes to GableStage, posing the essential question: Can American society progress if whiteness remains invisible?

Everglades Swamp Tours

The Season Is Here

Everglades Swamp Tours

Reserve space with Everglades Swamp Tours for an amazing adventure in the wild Everglades -- with your own custom tour of these vast open spaces. Experience the natural wildlife up close and appreciate the serene nature of this pristine environment.

Two Computer Guys Safe Service - 305-444-1984

Safe Service

Two Computer Guys Help

Since 1998, the team at Two Computer Guys has been available for reliable, efficient and friendly service -- from soccer moms and students to small business. They solve problems and get your computer up and running at top speed quickly with personal service. Just call when you need a little help. 305-444-1984.

Behold Light Transformed

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. The Hunter Douglas Gallery at Biscayne Décor delivers 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.

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