Great Gables Events Calendar Newsletter

Greetings Jennifer,

The City Of Miami celebrates the 125th Anniversary on July 31 with a host of special events.

Thursday August 19 is National Aviation Day, observed in the United States on August 19 each year to celebrate the history and development of the aviation. It coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright who, together with his brother Wilbur, made significant contributions to powered flight.

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 at LeJeune Bridge

Coral Gables Waterway at LeJeune Bridge

Arthur Miller's The Price

Starting November 12

GabeStage Returns - Announces New Season

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. Call 305-445-1119. http://www.gablestage.org

Cernuda Arte Gallery Special Exhibit - Vicente Hernández - Art as Protest, Protest as Art

Cernuda Arte Gallery Special Exhibit

Vicente Hernández - Art as Protest, Protest as Art

Cernuda Arte is honored to present a showcase of protest artworks by Cuban-based painter Vicente Hernández in Vicente Hernández: Art As Protest, Protest As Art. This special selection of twenty paintings comes at a time of historic mass demonstrations on the island. Through this exhibition, Cernuda Arte is giving a platform to a courageous painter who has dedicated his career to criticism of the Cuban government. The exhibit is currently on-view and open to the public. https://secure.cernudaarte.com

Slalom at Gables Cinema

Now Playing

Slalom at Gables Cinema

This riveting, Cannes-selected #MeToo drama from debut filmmaker Charlène Favier follows the relationship between a teenage ski prodigy and her predatory instructor, played by frequent Dardenne brothers collaborator Jérémie Renier. In a breakthrough role, Noée Abita plays 15-year-old Lyz, a high school student in the French Alps who has been accepted to an elite ski club known for producing some of the country’s top professional athletes. Taking a chance on his new recruit, ex-champion turned coach Fred decides to mold Lyz into his shining star despite her lack of experience. Under his influence, she will have to endure more than the physical and emotional pressure of the training. Will Lyz’s determination help her escape Fred’s exploitative grip? Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for details. https://www.gablescinema.com/events/slalom/

Ziggy Marley - My Dog Romeo

Thursday, July 29 at 7pm

Ziggy Marley - My Dog Romeo

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an Evening with Ziggy Marley in conversation with Steve Breen discussing My Dog Romeo. Ziggy Marley’s ode to his four-legged friend Romeo becomes a picture book that is sure to touch the hearts of dog lovers everywhere. Now, with beautiful illustrations by Ag Jatkowska -- illustrator of Marley’s debut picture book, I Love You Too -- My Dog Romeo becomes a vibrant picture book that follows a child and a dog throughout their days, sharing their love of music and play. The perfect accompaniment to Marley’s charming children’s album, My Dog Romeo is sure to be a hit among young, old, and, of course, our furry friends. https://booksandbooks.com/event/my-dog-romeo-an-evening-with-ziggy-marley-and-steve-breen/

Diego Melgar Trio with Vocalist Justine Garcia

Thursday, July 29 at 7:30pm

Diego Melgar Trio with Vocalist Justine Garcia

In a program Day Dream: The Music of Strayhorn and Ellington!, using contemporary technologies and techniques the Diego Melgar Trio—Diego Melgar (guitar), Marty Quinn (bass), and Gibb Mandish (drums) -- with vocalist Justine Garcia  -- bring a unique lens to the timeless music of two, intertwined musical titans on YouTube. The Community Arts Program in Coral Gables is presented by Coral Gables United Church of Christ. Call 305-448-7421 x153. https://communityartsprogram.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/4.-Diego-Melgar-Trio-July-29-2021-1.pdf

The Addams Family - Advanced Musical Theatre Camp

Friday, July 30 at 2:20 and 7pm

The Addams Family - Advanced Musical Theatre Camp

Advanced Musical Theatre performers will perform a fully staged production of the Broadway musical, The Addams Family for Family and Friends, on the Mainstage at The Miracle Theatre at 2:30 and 7pm. Performers have received specialized training in vocal production, dance techniques and character development. Tickets are $15 and seating is limited. The Miracle Theatre is located at 280 Miracle Mile. Call 305-444-9293. http://www.actorsplayhouse.org

Online Event: Animal Safari Stories

Friday, July 30 from 3 to 3:30pm

Online Event: Animal Safari Stories

The Coral Gables Branch Library at 308 Miracle Mile presents a fun and enlightening event for all ages. Let your imagination take you on an adventure around the world during this virtual, interactive storytelling session with professional storyteller Katie Adams. Enjoy tales from faraway lands such as Africa and the Philippines as well as closer to home. 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. https://mdpls.org/event/5223005

Mango Dinner at Fairchild Garden

Friday, July 30 at 8pm

Mango Dinner at Fairchild Garden

Enjoy an exquisite dinner by your favorite Mango Gang Chef, the esteemed Cindy Hutson and exclusive partner, Cerveceria La Tropical in Wynwood. Chef Hutson will curate a Cuban-inspired menu infused with mangos in honor of the brewery’s Caribbean island namesake. La Tropical will also be hosting a beer and organic wine pairing with this multi-course meal. Before dinner, enjoy La Tropical’s signature brews, wine and live music. The Mango Dinner includes: Exclusive four-course menu curated by Chef Cindy Hutson, one-of-a-kind beer and wine tasting with La Tropical, live music and specialty cocktails. https://fairchildgarden.org/miami-botanical-garden/mango-days-of-summer/

Chess Club at the Library

Saturday, July 31 from 1 to 3pm

Chess Club at the Library

Ever wanted to learn how to play chess? Meet up with fellow chess enthusiasts for chess lessons open to kids, teens and adults. If you already know how to play, sharpen your chess skills by challenging others. Face masks/coverings and social distancing are recommended. Seats are limited. The temporary location of the Gables Library is 308 Miracle Mile. Registration is required. Call 305-442-8706. Ages 8 years and up. 

https://mdpls.org/event/5317292

Online Event: Composting at Home 101

Saturday, July 31 at 2pm

Online Event: Composting at Home 101

Learn how to make rich organic soil from leaves, branches, paper plates and other recyclable materials through a process called composting. Join University of Florida Master Gardeners for a step-by-step workshop on making your own soil. Presented by UF/Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension Service. 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 19 years and older. https://mdpls.org/event/4981488

History and Heritage Bike Ride - Coconut Grove

Saturday, July 31 at 3pm

History and Heritage Bike Ride

Venture into local history as Friends of the Commodore Trail present a bike ride celebrating Miami's oldest neighborhood. The ride begins at Douglas Road and Charles Avenue. Follow the Grove Heritage Day route to Main Highway, then to McFarlane Road and the historic Woman’s Club. Stop along the way to visit displays of Coconut Grove’s historic heritage. All are welcome. This gentle, family-friendly ride is co-sponsored by Bike Coconut Grove. https://coconutgrove.com/grove-heritage-day-miami/

Summer Cabaret Concert at Deering Estate

Saturday, July 31 at 8pm

Summer Cabaret Concert at Deering Estate

The Summer Cabaret Concert Series features musical performances inside the historic Great Hall at the Deering Estate. The 2021 series kicks off on Saturday, July 31 with multi-award winning pianist, singer and composer Fanni Sárközy. The cost is $100 per table, plus tax. Each table accommodates up to four attendees. Tickets are available online. The Deering Estate at Cutler is located at 16701 S.W. 72nd Avenue. Call 305-235-1668 x233. http://www.deeringestate.org

Jackie Chan - Police Story

Saturday, July 31 at 9pm

Jackie Chan - Police Story

The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in Jackie Chan’s breathtakingly inventive martial-arts comedy, a smash hit that made him a worldwide icon of daredevil action spectacle. The director/star/one-man stunt machine plays Ka-Kui, a Hong Kong police inspector who goes rogue to bring down a drug kingpin and protect the case’s star witness (Chinese cinema legend Brigitte Lin) from retribution. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for details. https://www.gablescinema.com/events/police-story/

Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade historical society
Miami's 125th Anniversary

Sunday, August 1 at 2pm

Miami's 125th Anniversary

At the Coral Gables Museum, historian Cesar A. Becerra is ready to debut his book on the occasion of Miami's 125th birthday, entitled Orange Blossom 2.0. Learn about Mary Brickell and the issue of "motherhood" of the city on this anniversary weekend of Miami's 125th -- starting at 2pm at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon. https://www.mpnod.org/events/august-1-cesar-becerra-miamis-125th-anniversary/

The Conformist at Gables Cinema

Sunday and Tuesday

The Conformist at Gables Cinema

In Mussolini's Italy, repressed Jean-Louis Trintignant, trying to purge memories of a youthful, homosexual episode -- and murder -- joins the Fascists in a desperate attempt to fit in. As the reluctant Judas motors to his personal Gethsemane (the assassination of his leftist mentor), he flashes back to a dance party for the blind; an insane asylum in a stadium; and wife Stefania Sandrelli and lover Dominique Sanda dancing the tango in a working class hall. Bernardo Bertolucci's masterpiece, adapted from the Alberto Moravia novel, boasts an authentic Art Deco look created by production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti, a score by the great Georges Delerue and breathtaking color cinematography by Vittorio Storaro. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for details. https://www.gablescinema.com/events/the-conformist/

Gringo Bongo - First Tuesday at Clutch Burger

Tuesday, August 3 at 7pm

Gringo Bongo at Clutch Burger

The ladies at the Coral Gables Woman's Club are inviting the public to participate in the fun and engaging monthly first Tuesday Gringo Bingo games at Clutch Burger, 146 Giralda. This event raises funds for various charities and efforts sponsored by the club. Admission is your $25 donation. Space is limited. RSVP required. Call 305-968-3090 or email: [email protected].  https://www.gfwccoralgableswomansclub.org/events

Title Of Show - a musical - Miami Theatre Works debuts at Gables Cinema

August 5 to 12

Miami Theatre Works debuts at Gables Cinema

A new semi-professional summer theatre company is setting up shop in the community and they've announced their premiere performances at Coral Gables Art Cinema. Miami Theatre Works will present [title of show] on the first two weekends of August, an off-beat musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical. Consisting of only four actors and a pianist, the show takes a hilarious look at the pleasures and perils of attempting to write a new, original Broadway Musical. It follows the true story of creators and cast members Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell alongside their female castmates Susan Blackwell and Heidi Blickenstaff as they all navigate the truth and insanity of building a musical from the ground up. Group tickets are available upon request. Call 786-505-7903. https://www.miamitheatreworks.com/our-shows

Peruvian Pianist Priscila Navarro

Thursday, August 5 at 7:30pm

Peruvian Pianist Priscila Navarro

The Community Arts Program (CAP) 2021 VIRTUAL Summer Concert Seriespresents Classics for a Summer Soirée. Peruvian pianist Priscila Navarro serves up an appealing menu of varied, classical selections that fill the senses -- with music of Mozart, Granados, Ponce, Rachmaninoff, Lecuona, and Gershwin. The Community Arts Program in Coral Gables is presented by Coral Gables United Church of Christ on YouTube. Call 305-448-7421 x153. https://communityartsprogram.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/5.-Priscila-Navarro-Aug-5-2021-1.pdf

Exhibit: Every Being Is An Island by Amalia Caputo

Now through August 31

Exhibit: Every Being Is An Island by Amalia Caputo

The Deering Estate presents Every Being Is An Island -- documenting the experience of Amalia Caputo, as an Artist in Residence at the Deering Estate. The exhibition is an extensive portrait of the land, collected images, video, and objects unique to the space, that build an archive of memories she has created with her residency. Every Being is an Island will be on display through August 31 from 10am to 4pm and is free with general admission. https://deeringestate.org/event/exhibit/

Gables Elite Soccer Camp

Monday thru Friday

Gables Elite Soccer Camp

For campers ages 5 through 16, Gables Elite Soccer Camp at the War Memorial Youth Center offers the opportunity to master new skills in a fun and competitive environment. Players will be challenged to explore different techniques while making friends and having fun in these 90 minute sessions. Register online: http://www.playgables.com

¡FUÁCATA! One Woman Show
GableStage
The Jungle Book at Miracle Theatre
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
Community Arts Program 2021 VIRTUAL Summer Concert Series
Gables Branch Library Temporarily Relocated
Coral Gables Listening Tour Survey
Frost Sessions - Living In Fearless Creativity
Episode 12 of the Seraphic Saturday Podcast
Solar Plus EV Facebook Group
Coral Gables Woman's Club Event Rentals
Library Offers At Your Door Home Delivery
Summer Vintage Saturdays at Societa' Dante Alighieri
Biltmore Hotel - Celebrating 95 Years
Battery Recycling - Pilot Program
Poolside Dining - Cascade at The Biltmore

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.

http://www.greatgables.com/CoralGables/ToGo.html

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