Jaguar Latin-American Kitchen Brings Its Unique Latin-American Inspired Delights For The Holidays In The Grove! 12/25/19

Jaguar Latin-American Kitchen Brings Its Unique Latin-American Inspired Delights For The Holidays In The Grove!
Wednesday, 12/25/2019 – 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Jaguar Latin American Kitchen
3067 Grand Ave,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost: 0

Jaguar Latin-American Kitchen is bringing you more of their delicious multi-cultural Latin American inspired cuisine for the holidays. Transport yourself to the Peruvian Amazonia with its unique style, decor and exquisite menu. Come join us at Jaguar for a holiday feast on Christmas Day with tasty specials and the extraordinary A La Carte Menu. The holidays specials include: Arroz con Mariscos Feast $49 (house white rice, fresh langoustines, sea scallops, octopus & fresh catch with our aji amarillo cream sauce and Chilean merken smokey Chile oil), Braised Short Rib with Mole $44 (roasted vegetables, special mole from Oaxaca and guajillo mushroom vinaigrette) and our Red Snapper en Cilantro $35 (cilantro sauce, black garlic aioli and clams). Come indulge in our menu specials! Add our homemade Salsa Muerte to any dish, for only $2.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 – 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

Jaguar Latin American Kitchen fuels Miami’s flourishing Latin food scene with
fresh cuisine inspired by the flavors of Latin America. In the heart of Coconut Grove, Jaguar invites you to come on in and stay awhile at a neighborhood favorite dining destination. Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.including Weekend Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Jaguar Latin American Kitchen
3067 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and the arrival of 2020 at Jaguar Restaurant! 12/31/19 – 1/1/20

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and the arrival of 2020 at Jaguar Restaurant!
Tuesday, 12/31/2019 – 01/01/2020 11:30 am – 10:00 am
Jaguar Latin American Kitchen
3067 Grand Ave,
Miami, Florida 33133
Website
Cost: Free

To commemorate the end of the year and welcome 2020, Indulge in Jaguar’s Holiday Specials. Transport yourself to the Amazonia with its unique style, decor and exquisite menu. Join us at Jaguar for holiday dining on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with a tasty specials and extraordinary A La Carte Menu. The holidays specials include: Arroz con Mariscos Feast $49 (house white rice, fresh langoustines, sea scallops, octopus & fresh catch with our aji amarillo cream sauce and Chilean merken smokey Chile oil), Braised Short Rib with Mole $44 (roasted vegetables, special mole from Oaxaca and guajillo mushroom vinaigrette) and our Red Snapper en Cilantro $35 (cilantro sauce, black garlic aioli and clams). Come indulge in our menu specials! Add our homemade Salsa Muerte to any dish, for only $2.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 – 11:30 am to 12:30 am
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Jaguar Latin American Kitchen fuels Miami’s flourishing Latin food scene with
fresh cuisine inspired by the flavors of Latin America. In the heart of Coconut Grove, Jaguar invites you to come on in and stay awhile at a neighborhood favorite dining destination.

Talavera Cocina Mexicana Invites You To Toast During The New Year’s Holidays! 12/31/19

Talavera Cocina Mexicana Invites You To Toast During The New Year’s Holidays!
Tuesday, 12/31/2019 – 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Talavera Cocina Mexicana
2299 Ponce de Leon Boulevard,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019 – 11:30 am to 10:00 pm
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Talavera Cocina Mexicana
2299 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134

The holidays are upon us and no better way to celebrate than with great cuisine at Talavera in Coral Gables! Talavera Cocina Mexicana is celebrating with mouthwatering special dishes with the A La Carte menu during the holiday season, including Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Years Day. Join us for the delicious chef’s specials on New Years Eve: Lava Rock Bowl made with ribeye, cactus, chorizo, black beans, jalapeno sauce, fresh cheese, knob onion, and avocado.) As well as the Arroz con Mariscos made with black rice, corn truffle, Mahi Mahi topped with seafood and roasted poblano-cilantro sauce.

Talavera Cocina Mexicana is a delicious blend of both the old and new world of Mexico that will delight the senses with traditional Mexican flavors and seasonal ingredients. Located on Giralda Avenue, Talavera Cocina welcomes you to grab a seat and embrace the beautiful scenery of Coral Gables and Giralda Plaza.

DETAILS: To RSVP, please contact (305) 444-2955. Follow @TalaveraCocina on all major social media platforms.

Sanctuary of the Arts Opening Weekend Celebration 12/20/19

Sanctuary of the Arts Opening Weekend Celebration
Friday, 12/20/2019 – 12/23/2019 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sanctuary of the Arts
410 Andalusia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Celebrate the opening of Sanctuary of the Arts with four days of free live performances by musicians, dancers, theater artists, and poets! Featuring Miami City Opera, Trad305, Brasoul, Cortadito, and more! Bring a blanket and enjoy creative activities for all ages, shop for artisanal goods, and take a tour of this new arts institution in the heart of Coral Gables. December 20th to 23rd at Festival Square, on Andalusia Avenue across the street from Coral Gables City Hall. Festivities begin with a Ribbon-cutting on December 20th at 5pm.

Ring In The New Roaring 20’S At The Historic Biltmore Hotel 12/31/19

Ring In The New Roaring 20’S At The Historic Biltmore Hotel
Tuesday, 12/31/2019 – 08:30 pm – 01:00 am
The Biltmore Hotel
200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost:

Can’t repeat the past? Well, of course you can and in the grandest way! This year, the Biltmore Hotel is bringing back the Roaring Twenties with a Gatsby-inspired New Year’s Eve event that will be Miami’s greatest end of year affair. Ringing in The Roaring Twenties celebrations will give guests a contemporary take on the glamourous Jazz Age along with an elegant four-course dinner, over-the-top dessert buffet, and an incredible laser light show by Event Factor. An amazing DJ will also have the party spinning while the dynamite band, Higher Ground will keep the Miami dance floor jumping into 2020.

At midnight, the champagne will be flowing and Firepower Displays’ fireworks will be lighting up the sky over the golf course. Hand-rolled cigars under the stars will be offered on the terrace while other fun activities will help ring in the new roaring decade. Guest are encouraged to wear white, gold and champagne colors.

Tickets priced at $495 for the general public, $395 for members and $120 for teens. Tickets are selling fast, but can be purchased online and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.

For more information, please visit www.BiltmoreHotel.com or call (305) 913-3230 to confirm a reservation.

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash 12/4/19-12/22/19

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash
Wednesday, 12/04/2019 – 12/22/2019 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: $30 – $75

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. Performed by five incredible actor/singer/musicians who play 20 different instruments, this exciting musical features the songs “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” and more than two dozen classic hits. This portrait of The Man in Black is a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend that’s packed with musical moments that will both move and exhilarate.

Now extended through December 22! Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. through December 8, 2019; and Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. through December 22, 2019.

A Christmas Carol, the Musical 12/7/19-12/22/19

A Christmas Carol, the Musical
Saturday, 12/07/2019 – 12/22/2019 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: $25

The Charles Dickens classic takes a musical turn in this festive holiday favorite. Tiny Tim and the entire Cratchit family join three unearthly “Spirits” in trying to convince Ebenezer Scrooge to change his “Bah Humbug” ways. This fabulous musical adaptation written especially for family audiences will warm your heart as it reveals the true meaning of the holidays.

Performances every Saturday at 2 p.m. Special holiday performances will be held on December 21 at 7 p.m. and December 22 at 4 p.m. An “All Kids Included” Sensory-Friendly performance will take place on December 14 at 11 a.m.

Chef Oscar Del Rivero + Friends Brings The Brunch Edition For An Art Basel Week Exploration Featuring Chef Guest Michell Sanchez 12/8/19

Chef Oscar Del Rivero + Friends Brings The Brunch Edition For An Art Basel Week Exploration Featuring Chef Guest Michell Sanchez
Sunday, 12/08/2019 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Jaguar Latin American Kitchen
3067 Grand Ave,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Sundays are for a mashup of breakfast and lunch! Jaguar Lab is back, this time around with a “Brunch Edition” to bring guests the pleasure of exploring an exclusive brunch during Art Basel Week. Presented by Chef Oscar Del Rivero and Jaguar Latin American Kitchen, Jaguar Lab is a monthly series where Chefs are welcome to embrace their creativity and experiment with different flavors and cuisines, where no idea is too “extra”. Chef Oscar successfully collaborates with local chefs and various cuisines to bring everyone a new and unique menu that test the limits, this time around with a “Brunch Edition”. This culinary event always attracts those that are in for a new, sensational experience, letting go of their inhibitions as these dishes will awaken their senses and taste buds.

For December’s edition and to celebrate a diverse culinary latin landscape with a Hawaiian touch Chef Oscar Del Rivero welcomes Chef Michell Sanchez from Latin House to explore the kitchen. Michell Sanchez, known as Chef M, born in Havana, Cuba is an award winning griller and chef who specializes in authentic Latin American Cuisine. He fuses traditional and modern flavors to create a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. Chef M moved to Miami at the age of two, he grew up in the kitchen, surrounded by delicious tasting food and cooking influences. From his mother to his wife Bella, who brought into his world her Mexican tastes.

The Brunch Edition Jam will bring plates such as Latin House Spicy Poke over Hawaiian Fried Rice (Ahi Tuna, Chipotle & Serrano Aioli, Cilantro and Furikaki), Vuelve a la Vida Loca (Lobster, Avocado and Vuelva a la Vida Sauce) among others. Be sure to add your bottomless mimosa while you are exploring brunch. Add Salsa Muerte to your plate, it will be available for purchase as well.

Jaguar Lab will be taking place on Sunday, December 8th, 2019 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Jaguar Latin-American Kitchen is located at: 3067 Grand Ave, Miami, FL. To RSVP and Save Your Seat for Jaguar Lab visit:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/83166002753
For up to the minute updates follow @JaguarLatinAmericanKitchen on all Social Media platforms!

Famous Last Friday Open Poetry 11/29/19

Famous Last Friday Open Poetry
Friday, 11/29/2019 – 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

Attend the 16th longest regular poetry reading in the United States!
Moderated by Jonathan Rose since 1992, the theme this month
(optional) is Thanksgiving. Read poetry in any language. Come to
read or listen–the audience is always important.
The alternative to Black Friday!

Museum Of Art And Design At MDC Presents The Film Series Real Utopias 12/12/19

Museum Of Art And Design At MDC Presents The Film Series Real Utopias
Thursday, 12/12/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Bill Cosford Cinema, University of Miami
5030 Brunson Drive, Memorial Building 227,
Coral Gables, Florida 33124-2105
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Cost: Free

Future My Love (2013), 97 minutes, Directed by Maja Borg
Future My Love is a unique love story challenging our collective and personal utopias in search of freedom. At the brink of losing the idealistic love of her life, filmmaker Maja Borg takes us on a poetic road trip through the financial collapse, exploring a radically different economic and social model proposed by 95-year-old futurist Jacque Fresco. How much freedom are we prepared to give to the ones we love? And how much responsibility are we ready to take for our society? Carefully weaving a texture of archival footage, black-and-white Super 8 film, and color HD, Borg poignantly depicts the universal struggle between our heads and hearts in times of big change.

The Coral Express at McBride Plaza 12/14/19

The Coral Express at McBride Plaza
Saturday, 12/14/2019 – 12/14/2019 02:00 pm – 10:00 pm
McBride Plaza
150 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

The second annual event returns to downtown Coral Gables, transforming McBride Plaza into The Coral Express for a day-long event packed with spirited holiday tradition for the entire family to enjoy. The feature-filled schedule of activities includes:
● 3 p.m. Magician performance
● 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free trolley rides throughout Downtown Coral Gables
● 5 p.m. Storytime with Mrs. Claus
● 6 p.m. Ugly sweater contest (all ages welcome)
● 7 p.m. Carolers performance
● 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Screening of the movie Elf

Wellness in the Gables at Giralda Plaza 11/16/19

Wellness in the Gables at Giralda Plaza
Saturday, 11/16/2019 – 12/14/2019 09:30 am – 11:30 am
Giralda Plaza
119 Giralda Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

MG Developer brings a morning full of wellness and revitalization for Wellness in the Gables every Saturday from November 16 – December 14.

Featuring an exhilarating workout session led by renowned fitness trainer Tony Thomas followed by soothing yoga, Wellness in the Gables will create a tranquil atmosphere surrounded by Giralda Plaza’s unique environment, encapsulating guests within the heart of the city.

Wellness in the Gables is part of MG Developer’s series of events providing open spaces with curated wellness activities focused on uplifting the body and mind.

The event will begin with a lively and invigorating workout, with a relaxing hour of yoga soon thereafter that will remove the work week’s stress and leave you ready and refreshed all day long. Taking place every Saturday through December 14, Wellness in the Gables will take place from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the east end of Giralda Plaza in Coral Gables, near the intersection of Giralda Avenue and Galiano Street.

Courtesy of MG Developer, Wellness in the Gables is free and open to residents of Coral Gables.

The Hidden Artist at Plomo 11/16/19

The Hidden Artist at Plomo
Saturday, 11/16/2019 – 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar
230 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

The Hidden Artist will be popping up at Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar for their second year in a row!

Event Line Up:

8:00 PM — Artist Prep | Happy Hour Special

9:30 PM — Live Event | Live Music | Live Art by Performance Artist Floyd | Live Music by Aaron Lebos Reality Duo

11:00 PM — After Party | Art Exhibition | Live Art by All Artists in Attendance

Call to reserve a table: 305.456.1928

Follow @the_hiddenartist & @plomotacobar for more details.

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash 10/30/19-12/8/19

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash
Wednesday, 10/30/2019 – 12/08/2019 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: $30 – $75

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. Performed by five incredible actor/singer/musicians who play 20 different instruments, this exciting musical features the songs “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” and more than two dozen classic hits. This portrait of The Man in Black is a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend that’s packed with musical moments that will both move and exhilarate.

Performances Wednesday – Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.

This Friday Jaguar Lab is back with Chef Oscar del Rivero and Chef Sergio Rivera from Drunken Dragon! 11/1/19

This Friday Jaguar Lab is back with Chef Oscar del Rivero and Chef Sergio Rivera from Drunken Dragon!
Friday, 11/01/2019 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Jaguar Latin American Kitchen
3067 Grand Ave,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost:

Jaguar Lab is back to bring guests an out of this world cuisine experience! Presented by
Chef Oscar Del Rivero and Jaguar Latin-American Kitchen, Jaguar Lab is a monthly series
where Chefs are welcome to embrace their creativity and experiment with different flavors and
cuisines, where no idea is too “extra”. Chef Oscar successfully collaborates with local chefs and
various cuisines to bring everyone a new and unique menu that test the limits. This culinary
event will attract those that are in for a new and sensational experience.

For this month’s edition, Chef Oscar welcomes Chef Sergio Rivera from Drunken Dragon to the
kitchen to serve up something special for Jaguar’s guestlist, including dishes such as Morcilla
Dumpling, Bacalao Okonomiyaki, Ceviche Sichuan and more; this time around you will be able
to add Salsa Muerte to any special Jag Lab Dish.

Jaguar Latin-American Kitchen fuels Miami’s flourishing Latin food scene with
fresh cuisine inspired by the flavors of Latin America. In the heart of Coconut Grove, Jaguar
invites you to come on in and stay awhile at a neighborhood favorite dining destination. Open
Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday 11
a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.including Weekend Brunch from 11 a.m.
to 2:30 p.m.

Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns to Shops at Merrick Park with More Holiday Magic and Majesty 11/21/19

Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns to Shops at Merrick Park with More Holiday Magic and Majesty
Thursday, 11/21/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

Shops at Merrick Park will present its 16th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa’s Arrival, sponsored by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, on Thursday, November 21, at 6 p.m. One of the largest tree lighting ceremonies and holiday celebrations in South Florida, the event will include the 50’ tree-lighting, live entertainment, interactive activities, retailer pop-up stations and the highly anticipated appearance by Santa Claus.

The popular event is centered around a majestic 50-foot tree adorned with 55,000 colorful twinkling bulbs. Shops at Merrick Park will transform into a winter wonderland with live performances by the Miami Royal Ballet, Coral Gables High School Choir & Band and Miami Senior High School Marching Band plus greetings from holiday characters, giveaways and more. Shops at Merrick Park retailers will pop-up throughout the garden with special promotions and gifts.

One of the event highlights is Santa’s grand arrival down San Lorenzo Avenue on the Coral Gables Fire Department’s fire truck. Master of Ceremonies Belkys Nerey, award-winning co-anchor of WSVN Channel 7 News, Coral Gables Mayor Raúl Valdés-Fauli a/nd Nicklaus Children’s Health System Interim President and CEO Matthew Love, will flip the magical switch to illuminate the tree, signaling the official start of the holiday shopping season. Shoppers can view and pose with the holiday tree through early January 2020.

In addition, there will be an interactive coloring station compliments of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Adrienne Arsht Center December 3 – 8. For more show information, please visit www.charlieonbroadway.com.

Attendees are encouraged to bring unwrapped toys for children in care of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Toy contributors and others can enter to win a variety of exciting prizes from Shops at Merrick Park plus tickets to a performance of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, please call (305) 529-1215, visit us online at www.shopsatmerrickpark.com or follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark.

Brunch at Caja Caliente 10/26/19

Brunch at Caja Caliente
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – 11:00 am – 03:00 am
Caja Caliente
808 Ponce de Leon Blvd,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: free

Caja Caliente, home to the original Cuban tacos, is launching brunch with an incredible lineup set to reinvigorate the brunch scene in Coral Gables this Saturday, October 26th and Sunday October 27th.

Straight from Mika’s kitchen you can expect over 7 new menu items. Some of the brunch menu items will include Mika’s Disco Volador Pancakes consisting of 4 guava swirled pancakes filled with whipped cream cheese & pressed into an old school disco volador stacked on top of each other, perfectly topped with leche condensada and a never before seen homemade guava reduction. Beny Moré’s Benedict, named after the famous Cuban jazz singer, is an organic poached egg with a signature mojo hollandaise, served on an english muffin. Lastly, the Salmon Tartare tostadas will feature two homemade tostadas topped with salmon tartare, avocado, caja aioli and a poached egg. If that doesn’t have your mouth watering maybe $20 bottomless mimosas made with in house freshly squeezed orange juice will.

More features on the brunch menu include the Shakshuka a lo Cubano which is yucca hash, sofrito, black beans, Miami smokers bacon & baked eggs served in a cast iron skillet with ZTB toast. Bougie bean toast which features black bean mash, feta, sofrito, fried egg and everything bagel topping on ZTB Sourdough multigrain bread.

“I am so excited to launch brunch at Caja because these are all dishes I make in my own kitchen at home. I wanted to take that passion from home and bring it to my second home (Caja Caliente) and really set an atmosphere for a family-style gathering.” -Mika Leon, Owner of Caja Caliente.

Brunch wouldn’t be complete without live music. Caja Caliente will have live old school Cuban funk and jazz music playing from 12-3 on Saturday’s and 11:30-3:00 PM on Sunday’s.
Bring your family for a nostalgic, Cuban inspired brunch available at Caja Caliente starting on October 26th from 12-3 PM and October 27th from 11:30-3:00 PM at the Caja Caliente Coral Gables location located at 808 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134.

Last Friday Poetry Reading 10/25/19

Last Friday Poetry Reading
Friday, 10/25/2019 – 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Buy Tickets
Cost: Free

Famous Last Friday Open Poetry Reading—
This reading ranks #16 for regular poetry
readings in the United States. Moderated by
Jonathan Rose, it is open to all types of poetry
(in all languages).
The theme this month (if you dare) is
Halloween!

The NightGarden Returns to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden This Winter With Enhanced Interactive Elements 11/15/19

The NightGarden Returns to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden This Winter With Enhanced Interactive Elements
Friday, 11/15/2019 – 01/11/2020 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost:

After its wildly popular launch in 2018, The NightGarden at Fairchild, presented by Kilburn Live, is pleased to announce its return to Miami with exciting plans for its second edition. The limited-time event, taking place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, will feature an impressive roster of new activations expanding upon the magic and wonder of its inaugural edition. This year, locals, visitors and guests of all ages can journey through an innovative augmented reality fairy quest challenge, experience even more awe-inspiring lighting displays, advanced special effects, state-of-the-art outdoor holograms, shadow sculptures and even snowfall in Miami, amongst other unbelievable surprises around every corner. The experience opens to the public on Nov. 15 and runs through Jan. 11, 2020.

The NightGarden is an immersive night attraction that blends innovation and entertainment, unique photo-worthy moments, a variety of local food options and fun for all through a stunning experience created by leading sculptors and designers. The captivating new experience will boast a variety of highly interactive landscapes augmented by spectacular 360-degree lighting, illusions and special effects.

Standout additions this year include Fairchild’s Vine Pergola, brought to life by an interactive canopy light display; an experiential maze, where guests can lose themselves in thousands of technicolor flowers; the digital Fairy Quest application, a downloadable mobile app for use during an exciting scavenger hunt challenge for cash prizes; The NightGarden’s Shadow Sculptures, which allow guests to feed their imagination and create unique kaleidoscopes of shadows and light; and a magical snowfall experience, where children can frolic and play in a flurry of snow, truly setting the tone for the holiday season. Returning favorites from last year include “Archimedes,” the dazzling talking tree, the growing dandelion field, a more challenging lost fairy puzzle with a cash prize of $2,500, and the popular New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacular.

The NightGarden will be open seven days a week, Sundays through Thursdays from 6-10 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 6-11 p.m.* Presale tickets can be purchased at TheNightGarden.com for as low as $22 for children under 10 and $29 for adults. Tickets will also be sold at the Shop at Fairchild box office. Season passes are available for unlimited visits to The NightGarden, and Fairchild members can take advantage of special pricing.

Guests are invited to capture their experience and share the magic on social media by tagging @NightGardenExperience on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and using the hashtag #NightGardenMiami. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road Miami, FL 33156. For more information on The NightGarden and to purchase tickets, visit TheNightGarden.com.

LEED Platinum Tour and Plaque Presentation 10/24/19

LEED Platinum Tour and Plaque Presentation
Thursday, 10/24/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
1515 Sunset
1515 Sunset Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33143
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Cost: Free for USGBC Members, $15 for Non-Members

Join USGBC Miami as we tour the beautiful 1515 Sunset Office Building, the very first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Office Building in Coral Gables and winner of the 2018 Gala Verde Award for Most Outstanding Green Office Building. We will also be celebrating their installation of their LEED Platinum Plaque.

Inspired by the most iconic, historical buildings in South Florida – The Biltmore and Coral Gables City Hall – this project will appear as a timeless addition to the surrounding architecture.

This five-story, mixed-used core & shell development is programmed with office, retail, dining, banking, and a parking garage. Come learn about the sustainable features that helped this building earn LEED Platinum certification! Registration is required.

Food and Drinks provided.

Program Sponsor: Sherwin Williams
Food and Drink Sponsor: Siebein Acoustic
Community Partner: AIA Miami

Talavera Cocina Mexicana Celebrates National Taco Day 10/4/19

Talavera Cocina Mexicana Celebrates National Taco Day
Friday, 10/04/2019 – 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Talavera Cocina Mexicana
2299 Ponce de Leon Boulevard,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost:

The most anticipated day for taco lovers has finally arrived in Coral Gables! Mark your calendar for this year’s National Taco Day. Talavera Cocina Mexicana is celebrating with mouthwatering specials all day long! Guests will be able to enjoy traditional Al Pastor tacos for $4 each, while their taste buds are transported to Mexico City. Each taco is served on handmade tortillas and made with succulent pork, marinated in a special hand-crafted sauce with roasted pineapples. Taco-bout a way to celebrate!

Puss In Boots 10/5/19 – 10/26/19

Puss In Boots
Saturday, 10/05/2019 – 10/26/2019 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: $20

Everyone’s favorite swashbuckling “Feline in Footwear” is back by popular demand in this musical retelling of the classic tale by Charles Perrault. Discover how Puss gets his Bodacious Boots and Flashy Fedora, and then join him as he helps the Miller’s youngest son go from rags to riches. Can Puss convince the King that the poor Miller’s son is the Marquis de Carabas? Can he help the Miller’s son win the hand of the beautiful Princess and trick the Ogre out of his castle? The answers await you in this terrific “tail” of intrigue and cunning.

Retra-Tablos: Reclaiming Culture and Ancient Textile Art 11/1/19


Retra-Tablos: Reclaiming Culture and Ancient Textile Art
Friday, 11/01/2019 – 11/01/2019 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue FL 33134 305-603-8067 | info@coralgablesmuseum.org,
Coral Gables,, Florida 33134
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Cost: 0

The Coral Gables Museum and Oolite Arts are pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Retra-Tablos: Reclaiming Culture and Ancient Textile Art that will be on view at the Museum’s Community Meeting Room from November 1st to November 17, 2019. The project was conceived by Aurora Molina and Alina Rodriguez, recipients of the Oolite Arts Creator Awards 2018.

Reclaiming Traditional Textile Arts from Guatemala

Retra-Tablos gathers a group of portraits by seventeen artists, ages 6 to 12. Every image narrates an immigrant child’s story embedded in their Mayan ancestry, legend, folklore, and his/her assimilation as recent migrant, or as a child of immigrant parents.
By combining Mayan deities, symbols, Catholic iconography, and American pop culture, the works relate to the aesthetics of the Catholic “retablos” tradition. A retablo is a framed votive painting that forms part of the Catholic altar. Its iconography was often adopted by the peoples colonized by Spaniards and turned into bright, vibrant folk art of their own.

Also on view in the gallery are backstrap woven and embroidered replicas of the young artists’ drawings created by artisans from the collective of women weavers Trama Textiles, in Guatemala.

A Year of Collaborations

Retra-Tablos is the product of a year-long arts-in-education program. For this project, Molina and Rodriguez worked with immigrant children from The Guatemalan-Maya Center in Lake Worth, Florida, in coordination with its school director, Xiomara Guerra.
By collecting and documenting the cultural narratives of Mayan children and highlighting the textile arts and huipiles of Guatemala, Retra-Tablos also pays homage to the memory of Policarpia Gaspar, co-founder of the center. Mrs. Gaspar was a Guatemalan civil war exile who devoted her life to helping refugee children and families. She passed away on this May, 2019 after a lifetime of social work.

Artist Aurora Molina has also joined efforts with Americans for Immigrant Justice and Bernice Steinbaum Gallery to exhibit a large quilt in process titled Sew America (So America Cares): Immigration Quilt. The quilt raises awareness on the current state of immigration and shines light on the increase of child death, deportation and detention. Each appliqued panel by artists, teachers, children and adults is rendered in textiles and feature the silhouetted face of a deported child in the US. The quilt will continue to grow as more artists and individuals contribute to making more panels.

In addition, Sharon Smith, composer with La Chance Music has produced a musical piece with a video production by Director Fina Torres and Producer Esther Levin with Jacaranda Producciones exclusively to complement the show. The project documentation video is produced by Damian Rojo.

Activities at the Coral Gables Museum

The Grand Opening of Retra Tablos, on Friday, November 1st, 6-10pm will be in conjunction with Coral Gables Gallery Night. It will include interactive presentations on backstrap weaving. There will be live music by students of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music and a cash bar. This event is brought to you by the Coral Gables Museum on the First Friday of every month.
Admission is free!

More activities related to the show will be offered during the Museum’s Family Day, on Saturday, November 9, 2019, 2-5 pm. Come and learn about the backstrap weaving textile arts of Guatemala; create paper embroidery; make simple weavings; and be creative using Mayan patterns on coloring book pages to make a self-portrait. There will be live marimba musical performances by students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools and more! Admission is also free.

For more information on Family Day: education@coralgablesmuseum.org

For more information on the artists:

Aurora Molina
info@auroramolina.com
www.auroramolina.com

Alina Rodriguez
alinarodriguezrojo@gmail.com

About the Coral Gables Museum:
The Coral Gables Museum fosters an appreciation for the Civic Arts in Coral Gables. It explores and celebrates the history, vision, urban and environmental design, and cultural landscape of the City Beautiful within a broad audience that goes from children, families, and community members to national and international visitors. The museum optimizes its mission by cultivating effective partnerships, and providing programming that includes exhibitions, educational programs, lectures, tours, publications and special events.

About Oolite Arts:
Oolite is both a community and a resource, providing artists with the free studio space, exhibition opportunities, direct support and programming they need to advance their careers. We also offer programming to the surrounding neighborhood and the wider community to help them better understand, and create, contemporary art.

Retra-Tablos is funded by The Ellies, Miami’s visual arts awards, presented by Oolite Arts.

Rogers Miami supports OCD Awareness Week with community awareness event 10/18/19

Rogers Miami supports OCD Awareness Week with community awareness event
Friday, 10/18/2019 – 08:30 am – 06:30 pm
Braman Miller Center at University of Miami
1100 Stanford Drive in Coral Gables, FL,
Miami, Florida 33146
Eventbrite
Cost: 0-$85

Rogers Behavioral Health Miami and the OCD Central & South Florida wants to encourage those in the South Florida community to attend the OCD Awareness event, helping anyone affected by OCD, their friends, family members and other supporters of the OCD community. The day conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and is geared toward professionals. The community portion is open to the public free of charge from 4:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Attendees must register.

Giralda Under the Stars 11/1/19

Giralda Under the Stars
Friday, 11/01/2019 – 11/01/2019 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Giralda Plaza
Giralda Plaza between Ponce de Leon and Galiano Street,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

Coral Gables’ signature event, Giralda Under the Stars, returns for its 10th anniversary! Every first Friday of the month from November to April, attendees can enjoy live performances by local bands and al fresco dining at Giralda Plaza restaurants. Presented by the Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables, each event of the series will feature a unique theme and music variety, making every night of Giralda Under the Stars unmissable!

Al fresco dining is available at the following<br />
    restaurants:

• 77 Sport Bar
• Bangkok Bangkok II
• Clutch Burger
• Coyo Taco
• Divino Ceviche
• Espresso Cubano
• GreenLife Organic Bistro
• KAE by Chef Landa
• La Dorada
• Lorenzo Pizza
• MARA Basque Restaurant
• Miss Saigon Bistro
• Pasion del Cielo
• PokeBao
• Rice Mediterranean Kitchen
• Talavera
• The Bar
• The Local Craft Food & Drink
• Threefold Cafe

Giralda Under the Stars 12/6/19

Giralda Under the Stars
Friday, 12/06/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Giralda Plaza
Giralda Plaza between Ponce de Leon and Galiano Street,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

Coral Gables’ signature event, Giralda Under the Stars, returns for its 10th anniversary! Every first Friday of the month from November to April, attendees can enjoy live performances by local bands and al fresco dining at Giralda Plaza restaurants. Presented by the Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables, each event of the series will feature a unique theme and music variety, making every night of Giralda Under the Stars unmissable!

Al fresco dining is available at the following restaurants:

• 77 Sport Bar
• Bangkok Bangkok II
• Clutch Burger
• Coyo Taco
• Divino Ceviche
• Espresso Cubano
• GreenLife Organic Bistro
• KAE by Chef Landa
• La Dorada
• Lorenzo Pizza
• MARA Basque Restaurant
• Miss Saigon Bistro
• Pasion del Cielo
• PokeBao
• Rice Mediterranean Kitchen
• Talavera
• The Bar
• The Local Craft Food & Drink
• Threefold Cafe

Ribera and Rueda Spanish Wine Dinner at Bulla Gastrobar in Coral Gables 10/15/19

Ribera and Rueda Spanish Wine Dinner at Bulla Gastrobar in Coral Gables
Tuesday, 10/15/2019 – 10/15/2019 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Bulla Gastrobar
2500 Ponce de Leon Boulevard,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
RSVP / Register
Cost: $70

Join us in bringing Spain to your table at Bulla Gastrobar located in Downtown Coral Gables for a wine pairing dinner that will immerse you in Spanish cuisine and wines. Enjoy a private five-course wine dinner prepared by our Executive Chef. Meet the Ribera y Rueda US Ambassador, one of the most prominent wine regions in Spain who will be pairing each course with a wine from the historic region. Don’t miss out on this limited special event and reserve your spot today.*

Visit us at: http://bullagastrobar.com/

Follow us at: @bullagastrobar

*MUST BE 21 & OVER. LIMITED SEATING. ONLY TICKETED GUESTS ALLOWED IN WINE DINNER EVENT.

Adopt a Dog & Support the Humane Society of Greater Miami During “Bark & Sip” 11/7/19

Adopt a Dog & Support the Humane Society of Greater Miami During “Bark & Sip”
Thursday, 11/07/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Website
Cost: A $20 donation provides one complimentary refreshing Tito’s Vodka mixed drink and a delicious tapas and sushi buffet by Sawa Restaurant, plus a doggie dining menu for your dog compliments of Sawa. Other $10 donations can be made for additional drink tickets. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

Shops at Merrick Park’s “Bark & Sip” will offer a pet adoption expo, Tito’s Vodka photo booth and a showcase of pet-friendly products and services, plus Sawa Restaurant’s great food and Tito’s Vodka cocktails with donations benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

A pet-themed raffle for prizes such as a luxury dog bed, a weekend of pet sitting, and photography mini-sessions with your special pup will also support the Humane Society.

Representatives from the Humane Society will be on-site to showcase adoptable dogs and accept donations. Local businesses such as Art to Save Lives, City Pooch, Creating New Tails, DogExpressions, EquiPaws, Miami Pet Concierge and PetSmart will be showcasing available pet products and services at the event.

The Ramble at Fairchild 11/9/19

The Ramble at Fairchild
Saturday, 11/09/2019 – 11/10/2019 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Website
Cost:

The Ramble truly has something for everyone! A huge plant sale of Fairchild-grown plants and plants from vendors offering edible plants for your own fall garden, ornamentals, orchids, succulents, exotics and more.

KidWay

Engage with Fairchild educators and see science in action! And, enjoy botanical carnival style games and face painting!
Also, interact with local environmental organizations and learn how they are making an impact locally and globally.

Fall Beer Garden

Enjoy seasonal brews from local Brewing companies!

Vendors

Food and more! Cooking demos by Miami’s top chefs, samples, food from some of our favorite vendors and all you need to create your own spiced up dishes for fall and winter.

Plant Sale, Cycad Circle Area

Pick up Fairchild plants and many more from local plant societies and nurseries.

Music, Garden House Lawn

Admission Pricing
Free for Fairchild Members
Adults: $25
Seniors (age 65 and up): $18
Children (ages 6-17): $12
Free for children 5 and younger

Halloween at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 10/25/19

Halloween at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Friday, 10/25/2019 – 10/27/2019 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Website
Cost:

Friendly Creatures of the Night on October 25th 5:00-8:00 PM
Come to Fairchild for a night of discovery! Dress as your favorite creature to make the night more fun, and don’t forget your flashlight!

An event for the whole family! Learn all about the night creatures dwelling in within the Garden and our South Florida backyards. Take a stroll around to see what you can spot!

Howl-o-ween on October 27th 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
At Fairchild’s Howl-o-ween guests can take advantage of a great opportunity to enjoy the Garden with their dogs as they parade through Fairchild’s lush surroundings all the while showing off their Halloween costumes. Guests and their dog can hop on any of the trams, make it a doggie tram ride! Now that’s something to wag your tail about! Don’t forget to get their treats!

Art in the Garden “Bird Call” Exhibition on Display at Shops at Merrick Park 10/12/19

Art in the Garden “Bird Call” Exhibition on Display at Shops at Merrick Park
Saturday, 10/12/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
350 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33146
Eventbrite
Cost: $10 for adults and $8 for children

Shops at Merrick Park will be the perfect backdrop for a one-night only Art in the Garden installation entitled “Bird Call” which includes three-dimensional works curated by Ccucu Gall-Art on Saturday, October 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MECVEN, a non-profit museum for the endowments of the arts.

This exhibition will include artworks from a variety of top artists dedicated to inspiring change and awareness in Miami and around the world. The experience will include wine and food sampling.

Tickets are available at https://birdcall-artinthegarden.eventbrite.com/, priced at $10 for adults and $8 for children, including one drink and food samplings.

Ccucu Gall-Art, a Miami based art gallery, started operations in 2013. Since then, aiming to make a constructive contribution to the world by creating art exhibitions and installations with three-dimensional work to bring awareness on the preservation of Earth has led Ccucu to have magnified the art scene with pop-up art events throughout the city.

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, call (305) 529-0200, visit us online at www.shopsatmerrickpark.com or follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark.

The Biltmore Halloween Party 10/25/19

The Biltmore Halloween Party
Friday, 10/25/2019 – 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
Country Club Ballroom, The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: $135-$165

The Biltmore Hotel’s most anticipated night of the year is finally here! The historic landmark hotel announces its famed annual Halloween Party with a twist – where guests will compete in a costume contest at the mercy of celebrity panel judges. This year’s costume categories include best couple, most creative (must be handmade), and best group (max 6 people).The event will entail a delightful buffet dinner accompanied by a premium open bar, and music by DJ OneTrack.

Grand Tasting at The International Rum Conference 9/28/19

Grand Tasting at The International Rum Conference
Saturday, 09/28/2019 – 12:00 pm – 07:00 pm
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: 75.00

I wanted to share some exciting news with you- The International Rum Conference is taking place next week at The Biltmore Hotel the Grand Tasting taking place Friday 9/27 and Saturday 9/28 from 2 p.m.- 9p.m.

The event will showcase 300+ rums from around the world and be attended by 2,500 industry leaders, including distilled spirits industry management, hotel and restaurant trade, bartenders and rum enthusiasts from various countries.

Grand Tasting at The International Rum Conference 9/27/19, 9/28/19

Grand Tasting at The International Rum Conference
Friday, 09/27/2019 – 02:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: 75.00

I wanted to share some exciting news with you- The International Rum Conference is taking place next week at The Biltmore Hotel the Grand Tasting taking place Friday 9/27 and Saturday 9/28 from 2 p.m.- 9p.m.
The event will showcase 300+ rums from around the world and be attended by 2,500 industry leaders, including distilled spirits industry management, hotel and restaurant trade, bartenders and rum enthusiasts from various countries.

IKF Wonderfund Circle of Heroes Luncheon 4/2/20

IKF Wonderfund Circle of Heroes Luncheon
Thursday, 04/02/2020 – 04/02/2020 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
The Coral Gables Country Club
997 N Greenway Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost:

IKF Wonderfund is a program of Jackson Health Foundation that helps critically ill children from countries around the world gain access to life-saving and life changing medical treatments that are not available in their home country. Every year, the IKF Wonderfund Circle of Heroes Luncheon brings community leaders and philanthropists together to join the circle and raise awareness about the difficulties faced by children from around the world who seek access to healthcare in their home countries. This year we are celebrating twelve years of miracles made possible by our Circle of Heroes Members. Through their support, hundreds of children with healthcare needs beyond the scope of their local hospitals receive the best care possible at Holtz Children’s Hospital.
Since its inception in 2001, the IKF Wonderfund has raised over $22M enabling them to assist over 700 children from more than 50 countries, with their medical care. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the majority of IKF Wonderfund children are growing, or have grown up, to live vibrant and happy lives. For inquiries about table sponsorships, to purchase tickets, or any other questions, please contact Yolanda Abuabara-Tappen at yolanda.abuabaratap@jhsmiami.org or call 305-585-GIVE (4483).

Halloween on the Mile 10/31/19

Halloween on the Mile
Thursday, 10/31/2019 – 10/31/2019 03:30 pm – 07:00 pm
Miracle Mile
150 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

The Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables is hosting its annual “Halloween on the Mile,” featuring an afternoon of trick-or-treating at more than 70 stores along Miracle Mile and special events for the whole family to enjoy – pets included! Throughout the event, families can capture memories at the Capital One Café photo booth at 150 Miracle Mile.

Special events from local partners include:
• 3:30 p.m. – Children’s film at the Coral Gables Art
Cinema
• 4:00 p.m. – Trick-or-treating along Miracle Mile and
adjacent streets, featuring Capital One Café
photo booth at 150 Miracle Mile
• 4:00 p.m. – Storytime at Books & Books
• 5:00 p.m. – Kiddie costume contest at the Miracle
Theatre
• 6:00 p.m. – Pet costume contest at the Coral Gables
Museum

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at Talavera Cocina Mexicana 9/15/19, 9/16/19

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at Talavera Cocina Mexicana
Sunday, 09/15/2019 – 09/16/2019 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Talavera Cocina Mexicana
2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: FREE

Talavera Cocina Mexicana is celebrating Mexican Independence Day with two days of back-to-back festivities! You won’t want to miss out on the delicious food and drinks that have been hand-selected for the special holiday such as Chiles en Nogadas and customizable Guacamole. There will also be live mariachis and drinks!

The festivities commence Sunday, September 15th, honoring “El Grito de Dolores” which is known as the Cry of Independence, and continue on Monday, September 16th for Dia de la Independencia, the official day of Mexican Independence. Talavera is prepared to go big or go home for this year’s holiday. Whether it’s the food, drinks, or the music, make sure to be a part of this cultural celebration. Viva Mexico!

Taxfyle business networking mixer 9/19/19

Taxfyle business networking mixer
Thursday, 09/19/2019 – 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm
House Kitchen & Bar
180 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

Join the Taxfyle team for a fun and engaging mixer with drinks and bites at House Kitchen & Bar in Coral Gables, where we’ll dive into how tech and professional services are merging, how the future of work is quickly taking shape today, and how we can all make major sectors more productive and nimble with tech and innovation.

Bobby Flay’s Bobby at Home Tour Coming to Williams Sonoma at Shops at Merrick Park 9/30/19

Bobby Flay’s Bobby at Home Tour Coming to Williams Sonoma at Shops at Merrick Park
Monday, 09/30/2019 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Williams Sonoma at Shops at Merrick Park
350 San Lorenzo Avenue #2005,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Website
Cost: $34.80

Bobby Flay will make a special appearance at Williams Sonoma at Shops at Merrick Park as part of an exciting book signing event celebrating the release of Bobby at Home. In his most personal cookbook yet, Bobby shares over 165 bold, approachable recipes he cooks at home for family and friends, along with his well-earned secrets for executing them perfectly.

Bobby Flay is one of the country’s most celebrated chefs, restaurateurs, media personalities, and authors. He is a James Beard Award winner, the author of 13 cookbooks, and has starred in 14 Food Network programs. In 2015, he became the first chef to be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Tickets for the book signing are now available at https://www.shopsatmerrickpark.com/en/events/2019-bobby-at-home-tour-with-celebrity-bobby-flay-28370.html

For over 45 years, Williams Sonoma stores have been shaping how people think about and cook food. Williams Sonoma started out as a great place to buy high-quality pots, pans, and knives from France. Today, they also offer appliances, specialty foods, cookbooks, hand-made furnishings and kitchen products from all over the world.

Second Chance Soiree 9/26/19

Second Chance Soiree
Thursday, 09/26/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Blvd,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: $150.00

LEAP Celebrates 10 Years of Second Chances for Incarcerated Women!

NPR’s James Judd to Emcee the fundraising and awareness-building event, with musical performances by Jazz Singers Leesa Richards and Brenda Alford.

LEAP (Ladies Empowerment and Action Program), the only reentry program in Miami-Dade County dedicated exclusively to women transitioning from prison, hosts the Second Chance Soiree on Sept. 26, 2019, from 6-10 p.m. at the Coral Gables Congregational Church. The festive event, which marks the 10th anniversary for LEAP, will draw attention to the serious plight of formerly incarcerated women reintegrating into society through songs and stories of compassion. Tickets are available now, and the event is open to the public.

During the event, sponsors and guests will also enjoy a cocktail reception, elegant hors d’ oeuvres, mixed media installation, and participate in a silent auction. All proceeds and donations from the Second Chance Soiree go towards LEAP’s in-prison education programming, post-release support services, and community engagement and advocacy efforts.

LEAP is distinctive, and its transformative services favorably impact communities. Women regain their footing through the organization’s entrepreneurship, employability, life skills, and trauma-informed substance abuse classes. Its secular programming allows for total diversity and inclusivity among all faiths. Since launching in 2009, LEAP has been successful in breaking the cycle of recidivism — less than five percent of LEAP graduates return to prison, in comparison with the national average in excess of 50 percent. Lowering recidivism rates translates into significant taxpayer savings, while creating safer and more stable neighborhoods.

Full Moon Glow-UP Event 9/12/19

Full Moon Glow-UP Event
Thursday, 09/12/2019 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Eventbrite
Cost: $25

Every month, the full moon emits a powerful energy. Since the effects are typically felt up to two weeks after the full moon phase, it’s the perfect opportunity to align the mind, body and spirit. Guests will check in at 6:30 p.m. while enjoying beats by Mahtayo and complimentary drinks. The Full Moon “Glow-Up” Event Series features a one-hour class of yoga by TruFusion Coral Gables (starting at 7:00 p.m.) followed by a 30-minute beauty and retail intermission (participating sponsors: Glow-UP Make-up & Braid Bar by Glamsquad; Rupees Sarees and Athleta). Henna Artist, Melissa Addams, will be applying henna tattoos to guest’s hands from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Lululemon will lend yoga mats to participants. To explain the full moon’s celestial functions and its powerful energy, the final portion of the event (starting at 8:30 p.m.) will feature a 30-minute astrology talk by Valerie Mesa, a Clairvoyant Astrologer and Cosmic Journalist. Mesa has been studying astrology since the age of thirteen and she currently writes for Elite Daily, Betches and Love by Luna.

Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert 11/2/19

Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert
Saturday, 11/02/2019 – 11/03/2019 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
University of Miami's Watsco Center
1245 Dauer Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Buy Tickets
Cost: $125-$150

An epic celebration of mentorship through the arts! Join Guitars Over Guns on November 2nd, 2019 for the 6th Annual Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert, 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. at the University of Miami Watsco Center.

Guests will enjoy incredible performances from Guitars Over Guns mentors, alumni and special guests, not to mention a delicious selection of fully catered eats and beverages and an unbelievable silent auction featuring 5-star trips, experiences, fine art and so much more.

This event celebrates Guitars Over Guns’ 11 years of of making music and changing lives. Cuts in funding for the arts and after-school programs mean our students have fewer opportunities than ever, and as the news reports of youth violence continue to pour in, we are reminded all too often that this type of work has never been more important.

Purchase a ticket or become a sponsor, and be part of a movement that empowers deserving youth in our community to create, succeed and thrive!

Guitars Over Guns is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Miami and Chicago, offering students from disadvantaged backgrounds a powerful combination of music education and mentorship to help them overcome hardship, find their voice and reach their potential as tomorrow’s leaders. Learn more about Guitars Over Guns at www.guitarsoverguns.org.

Tickets: $125 Early Bird price, $150 starting October 11th

JohnMartin’s 30 Year Anniversary Golf Tournament 9/20/19

JohnMartin’s 30 Year Anniversary Golf Tournament
Friday, 09/20/2019 – 07:30 am – 04:00 pm
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Eventbrite
Cost: $150

The tournament will be a two-man best ball format. Entry fee is $150 per person and includes coffee, danish, golf, awards luncheon, two-hour open bar, prizes to be awarded by Dave Barry, humor columnist and author.

For any questions please email jmgolf2019@gmail.com

Celebrate Plomo Tequila & Taco Two Year Anniversary 8/23/19

Celebrate Plomo Tequila & Taco Two Year Anniversary
Friday, 08/23/2019 – 08/23/2019 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar
230 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

Who is Ready For A Fiesta!?! Join us as we Celebrate the Second Anniversary of Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar.

The fiesta never stops at Plomo!
Prepare for a night of drink specials, live music, Mariachis and more!
RSVP now and receive a free welcome shot for reserving.

Museum Of Art And Design At Mdc Presents The Film Series Real Utopias 10/10/19

Museum Of Art And Design At Mdc Presents The Film Series Real Utopias
Thursday, 10/10/2019 – 06:00 pm –
Bill Cosford Cinema
5030 Brunson Drive, Memorial Building 227,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Website
Cost: Free

In the Park (1962), 14 minutes, Directed by Orlando Jiménez-Leal
In the Park, is a trip to the past. The year is 1962. The subject, a Sunday day in Bay Front Park, Miami, when the world was still innocent. The hidden camera, the free cinema, allows us to observe from a distance, to be voyeurs without being discovered. We see young and old in a sweet-and-sour situation, which gives the viewer a strange nostalgic feeling.
New Town Utopia (2017), 80 minutes, Directed by Christopher Ian Smith
A journey of memory, place, and performance, New Town Utopia is a documentary feature about utopian dreams and concrete realities—the challenging, funny, and sometimes tragic story of the British new town of Basildon, Essex. Facing austerity, adversity and personal battles the artists, musicians, and poets of Basildon are individuals driven by their creative spirit to improve their community through art, poetry, music, and some rather angry puppets. New Town Utopia features Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent (Iris, Topsy-Turvy, Moulin Rouge) as the voice of Lewis Silkin MP.

Wellness in the Gables Presented by MG Developer 8/17/19

Wellness in the Gables Presented by MG Developer
Saturday, 08/17/2019 – 09:30 am – 11:30 am
Ponce Circle Park
2810 Ponce de Leon Boulevard,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

MG Developer brings a morning full of wellness and revitalization for Wellness in the Gables every third Saturday of the month.

Featuring an upbeat workout session led by renowned fitness trainer Tony Thomas followed by soothing yoga, Wellness in the Gables will create a tranquil atmosphere surrounded by Ponce Circle Park’s lush environment, encapsulating guests within the heart of the city.

Wellness in the Gables is part of MG Developer’s series of events providing open spaces with curated wellness activities focused on uplifting the body and mind.

The event will begin with a lively and invigorating workout, with a relaxing hour of yoga soon thereafter that will remove the work week’s stress and leave you ready and refreshed all day long.

Courtesy of MG Developer, Wellness in the Gables is free and open to residents of Coral Gables. For general inquiries, please call 305-968-3734. Full class schedule for the series may be found below.

Saturday, August 17
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, October 19
Saturday, November 16
Saturday, December 21

Full Moon Glow-UP Event 8/15/19

Full Moon Glow-UP Event
Thursday, 08/15/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Eventbrite
Cost: $25

Every month, the full moon emits a powerful energy. Since the effects are typically felt up to two weeks after the full moon phase, it’s the perfect opportunity to align the mind, body and spirit. The inaugural #FullMoonGlowUP event will be hosted by GQ and Maxim Model Carissa Rosario. Guests will check in at 6:00 p.m. while enjoying beats by Mahtayo and complimentary drinks by Barcelo Rum. The Full Moon “Glow-Up” Event Series features a one-hour class of yoga (starting at 6:30 p.m.) followed by a 30-minute beauty and retail intermission (participating sponsors include Be Rad Cosmetics, Athleta and Glamsquad). Lululemon will lend yoga mats to participants. To explain the full moon’s celestial functions and its powerful energy, the final portion of the event (starting at 8:00 p.m.) will feature a 30-minute astrology talk by Valeria Mesa, a Clairvoyant Astrologer and Cosmic Journalist. Mesa has been studying astrology since the age of thirteen and she currently writes for Elite Daily, Betches, The Mujerista and Love by Luna.

The Biltmore Hotel’s Acclaimed Palme D’or Restaurant Celebrates Miami Spice With A New Promotional Dinner Menu 8/1/19 – 9/26/19

The Biltmore Hotel’s Acclaimed Palme D’or Restaurant Celebrates Miami Spice With A New Promotional Dinner Menu
Thursday, 08/01/2019 – 09/26/2019 06:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Palme d’Or at The Biltmore Hotel – Miami
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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The Biltmore Hotel is excited to celebrate Miami Spice Month by providing guests with an opportunity to experience the AAA Five Diamond fine dining restaurant at a promotional price.
Guests will choose from a new three-course dinner menu that comprises traditional French dishes with a modern twist. These options include but are not limited to a stuffed oxtail crepe appetizer, a delectable corvina fish or seared duck breast entrée, and a mouthwatering chocolate cake or macaroon tart dessert.
More information about Palme d’Or’s Miami Spice menu can be found on the Biltmore’s website.

Talavera Cocina Mexicana Prepares to Make a ‘Splash’ in Miami Spice This August 8/1/19 – 9/30/19

Talavera Cocina Mexicana Prepares to Make a ‘Splash’ in Miami Spice This August
Thursday, 08/01/2019 – 09/30/2019 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Talavera Cocina Mexicana
2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33134
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Miami, FL (July 22, 2019) — Talavera Cocina Mexicana is surely bringing their A-game to the table for this year’s Miami Spice. Talavera, located in the heart of Giralda avenue, was voted the Best Mexican Restaurant in Coral Gables. Well known for cultivating a blend of old and new world Mexico with every dish, our varying recipes originate from street markets to the classic restaurants of Mexico City. We take pride in our fresh and authentic ingredients, but we’ll just let our featured signature plates speak for themselves!

Offering brunch, lunch, and dinner, guests are able to grab a taste of what makes Talavera Cocina Mexicana so unique. For lunch, choose your favorite Talavera dishes such as our famous Pork carnitas tostada, guacamole, shrimps al ajillo, or our arrachera al carbon followed by a sweet taste of our creamy house flan. Is your mouthwatering? Well, hang on because that was just lunch. Talavera will have their Ceviche Verde, Beef Mole Coloradito, and Bread Pudding de Cajeta freshly served for dinner. For brunch, expect an Omelette Don Pablo served with hot mexican cocoa, sweet breads, and fresh fruit! Talavera Cocina Mexicana is ready for you throughout any time or day of the week!

Mark your calendars because Talavera Cocina Mexicana will be introducing Miami Splash this year! Pair your choice of appetizer, entree, and/or dessert with any of our refreshing Miami Splash options. We’ll be serving up guests favorites such as the Bull served with mezcal, veneno, clamato, and an amber beer, our hot Cucumber habanero margarita with tequila, lime juice, cucumber, and habanero, or our sweet guava cream cheese margarita. Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss out!

Talavera Cocina Mexicana will be participating in Miami Spice from August 1st, 2019 to September 30th, 2019. Talavera Cocina Mexicana is located at the start of Giralda Ave on 2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134. For updates and reservations, please refer to talaveraspot.jaguarhg.com.

Talavera Cocina Mexicana Celebrates Tequila’s Birthday With A National Tequila Day Fiesta 7/24/19

Talavera Cocina Mexicana Celebrates Tequila’s Birthday With A National Tequila Day Fiesta
Wednesday, 07/24/2019 – 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Talavera Cocina Mexicana
2299 Ponce de Leon Boulevard,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Happy Birthday Tequila! Celebrate National Tequila Day with an outdoor fiesta at Talavera Cocina Mexican. Enjoy your Tequila favorites such as our Seven Leguas – Blanco reposado and anejo, our Don Julio, or our rich Honor – Reflection, Rendition, and Afiliado for only $25 a flight! Looking to go Premium? We have our Don Julio Flights with Don Julio Real, Don Julio 1942, or Don Julio’s 70th Anniversary for $50. Alongside a flight of tequila, guests can enjoy our famous All-You-Can-Eat Taco’s Al Pastor for $12 and a live Mariachi band to turn your regular Wednesday night into a Hump Day treat!