Love & Wine 11/22/14

Love & Wine
Saturday, 11/22/2014 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
LoveWine-8.5x11The Collection Building Rooftop
4000 Ponce de Leon Boulevard,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: See website for ticket packages.

Love & Wine – a Rooftop Wine & Spirits, Gastronomic Affair brings together world-renowned wine & spirit brands, celebrated Miami restaurants, and the most devout food and beverage aficionados. The event will bring together exclusive wine and spirit producers, leading figures in the culinary scene, live entertainment and local influencers in one of the city’s most posh rooftop settings. Attendees will enjoy the characteristically breezy atmosphere unique to South Florida in the fall season while iconic labels such as Moët, Johnnie Walker Gold Label, Minuty and Ketel One, provide unique opportunities to taste select wines & spirits that have brought them worldwide acclaim. Guests will also have access to other champagne and premium spirits while indulging in flavors from the most widely recognized kitchens in Miami. The rooftop locale will serve as a whole entertainment experience, complete with live musical performances, DJs and exclusive sponsored cocktail & spirit lounges. Each sponsored lounge will create a series of mini-experiences for event-goers as they sip, sample and share in a magical evening under the stars.This one-of-a-kind event results from a collaboration between three lifestyle powerhouses. Passion Group Restaurants, owners of local favorites Love is Blind, Lolita, and Crazy About You, Ocean Drive Magazine and Zevents, a leading event and experiential marketing company in Miami, which join forces to showcase the enchantments of the Magic City.

“CRI Book Presentation” Revolutionary Cuba 11/6/14

“CRI Book Presentation” Revolutionary Cuba
Thursday, 11/06/2014 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: FREE

Dr. Luis Martínez-Fernández’s book is the first in more than three decades to offer a complete and chronological history of revolutionary Cuba, including the years of rebellion that led to the revolution and bringing the reader to the present-day transformations initiated by Raúl Castro.

Leadership Learning Center Annual Gala 11/7/14

Leadership Learning Center Annual Gala
Friday, 11/07/2014 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
unnamed-2Coral Gables Country Club
997 N. Greenway Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Cost: $400

The Leadership Learning Center at St. John Bosco Catholic Church will host its gala on Friday, Nov. 7, at the Coral Gables Country Club. The gala will kick-off a capital campaign, which will fund the new facility being constructed on the Center’s campus. Once the building is complete, the Center will be able to double the amount of students it serves annually.

The event’s theme will celebrate the program’s golden anniversary and officially mark the beginning of the next chapter of the Leadership Learning Center’s work in the community. Gala chairs Yuri Rossi and Dr. Ada Armas will join leaders from the business and civic community, including alumni of the program.

Univision anchors Eileen Cardet and Jorge Hernandez will serve as the Masters of Ceremonies, and Willy Chirino will perform live for attendees. The event include cocktails and a silent auction followed by dinner and dancing.

Gala sponsors include Humana; MCCI Medical Group; Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc.; Quantum Technology Partners; Artisan Media; Bacardi U.S.A.; Healthcare Image Centers Radiology VIP; Astor; Ocean Bank; and Jaxi Builders, Inc.

Giralda Under the Stars 11/7/14

Giralda Under the Stars
Friday, 11/07/2014 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
GiraldaLogoGiralda Avenue
Giralda Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

On the first Fridays of every month from November through March, Downtown Coral Gables’ Restaurant Row (located on the 100 block of Giralda Ave between Ponce de Leon Blvd and Galiano Street) will be bustling with al fresco dining and live entertainment from 7pm to midnight as part of Giralda Under the Stars presented by Zacapa Rum. Fourteen of Downtown Coral Gables restaurants and bars will fill the street with tables and chairs and serve patrons under the stars. There will be live music, art, and cool weather to enjoy!

Participating restaurants and bars include:

Bangkok Bangkok II
The Bar
Castelluccio Ristorante
Divino Ceviche
GreenLife Miami (opening soon)
Ikura Sushi Lounge
La Dorada
The Local Craft Food & Drink
Miss Saigon Bistro
Pete’s Authentic Cooking
Spritz of Coral Gables
Talavera Cocina Mexicana
Threefold Cafe
Vicolo Restaurant (formerly Spizzigo)

For reservations, please call the restaurant of your choice.

Sushi & Sake 101 – Saketober Edition 10/28/14

Sushi & Sake 101 – Saketober Edition
Tuesday, 10/28/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Sushisaki101_eblast-Coral-Gables-92414_zpsa986405eSUSHISAMBA Coral Gables
180 Aragon Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $85.00

While Germany has Oktoberfest, SUSHISAMBA celebrates the month with sake, a beer in its own right, yet unique in creation. Come celebrate and learn why at Sushi & Sake 101, a two-part class that is part sake tasting, part sushi-making. The first half introduces essential sake facts and its history, while the second half is a hands-on sushi making tutorial with the Executive Sushi Chef, Eric Ou. Classes are intimate with no more than 25 guests and tickets are $85 per person. Please call 305-448-4990 for reservations.

5th Annual Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival 10/25/14- 10/26/14

5th Annual Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival
Saturday, 10/25/2014 – 10/26/2014 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
2014-fest-front-1Biltmore Way
Biltmore Way from LeJeune Road to Hernando Street,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

The Fifth Annual Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival offers activities for the entire family, including a performance Main Stage with acts from diverse countries, an Art Boulevard, a Children’s Play Pavilion with bounce houses and facepainters, Consulates representing various countries, culinary artists and food vendors. An event highlight will include the special Bacardi Lounge, along with a wine and a cigar lounge. The Miami Marlins and the Miami Dolphins will also have a special area with activities.

The event is produced and hosted by the Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Foundation, Inc. This year, the festival is paying a special tribute to artist Emilio Sauma Jr. His painting “La Caribeña” is showcased as this year’s Official Festival Poster. In addition to performances throughout both days, the featured performer will be Latin Billboard & Latin Grammy nominee Aymee Nuvia, “La Sonera del Mundo”.

October 25 – 26, 2014, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. & Sunday, 10 a.m to 8 p.m
Biltmore Way from LeJeune Road to Hernando Street in Coral Gables, FL 33134
The festival is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call the Festival Hotline at 305-667-0577.

Orchestra Miami’s Eighth Season Preview Concert 11/1/14

Orchestra Miami’s Eighth Season Preview Concert
Saturday, 11/01/2014 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Season-Preview-ButtonCoral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33143
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Cost: 30

Orchestra Miami begins its Eighth Season with the annual Season Preview Concert at the Coral Gables Museum on Saturday, November 1, 2014. This intimate event features soloists from Orchestra Miami along with Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi performing works by composers whose works you will hear throughout Orchestra Miami’s season.

The evening begins with cocktails and light bites at 7:30 PM, followed by the concert at 8:00 PM. Featured performers included Mei Mei Luo, violin, Richard Fleischman, viola, Karen Dixon, flute and Richard Hancock, clarinet, performing compositions by Beethoven, Shostakovich, MIlhaud, Copland, Tchaikovsky and more. Tickets are just $30 general admission and can be purchased online at or by calling (305) 274-2103.


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