The biltmore hotel will host a masquarade ball To ring in the new year 12/31/18

The biltmore hotel will host a masquarade ball To ring in the new year
Monday, 12/31/2018 – 08:30 pm – 01:00 am
Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $150 – $495+

The Biltmore Hotel Miami – Coral Gables is hosting an upscale New Year’s Eve masquerade ball for guests looking to ring in the New Year like never before. The New Year’s celebration will include two distinct events for guests to enjoy. In the Granada Ballroom, guests will have access to a premium open bar along with an elaborate four-course dinner, where the band Flavor will be play live music throughout the evening. Guests can also purchase a ticket to celebrate in the Alhambra Ballroom, which also includes a premium open bar, as well as a delectable sweet and savory dessert buffet, and an entertaining DJ who will play music to an incredible laser and light show provided by Event Factor.

When the clock strikes 12p.m., fireworks will light up the sky over the recently renovated golf course, champagne will flow and cigars will be offered on the terrace for a truly spectacular welcome to the New Year.

Tickets to the Gala Dinner at the Granada Ballroom are $495++ and tickets to the Dessert Lounge are $150++.

Graupel Holiday Trunk Shows and Champagne Reception 12/18/18

Graupel Holiday Trunk Shows and Champagne Reception
Tuesday, 12/18/2018 – 12/20/2018 03:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Graupel at Shops at Merrick Park
320 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

Graupel, a custom clothier building a world where anyone can shop style without size constraints, is hosting three Holiday Trunk Shows featuring its top Miami-based designers at its new location at Shops at Merrick Park, Coral Gables’ pristine destination for fine shopping and dining. The innovative custom-fit retailer invites shoppers to a special three-day holiday event featuring exclusive meet and greets with designers Lisu Vega (December 18), Julian Chang (December 19) and Viviana Gabeiras (December 20). Attendees will also enjoy complimentary champagne and the chance to browse the designers’ latest collections for immediate purchase and for custom order.

For more information, please contact Graupel at (305) 925-7677 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graupel-trunk-shows-lisu-vega-julian-chang-petit-pois-by-viviana-g-tickets-53442701559.

Amerant Bank, formerly known as Mercantil Bank, host Camillus House Art Exhibit 12/7/18

Amerant Bank, formerly known as Mercantil Bank, host Camillus House Art Exhibit
Friday, 12/07/2018 – 01/01/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Amerant Bank formerly Mercantil Bank
220 Alhambra Circle,
Coral Gables, Florida 33155
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Cost: Free

Amerant Bank, formerly known as Mercantil Bank, will host a month long art exhibit featuring work of clients from Camillus House. All art pieces from the exhibit will be available for purchase and will benefit Camillus House’s art therapy program, which serves as a form of therapy and self-expression for the clients it serves. The exhibit will be on display and open to the public at the lobby of the Amerant Bank’s headquarters in Coral Gables throughout the holidays. To learn more about the exhibit and how you can purchase the featured art by Camillus House clients, please contact Andria Hanley at Camillus House at ahanley@camillus.org.

A Christmas Carol, the Musical 12/8/18-12/23/18

A Christmas Carol, the Musical
Saturday, 12/08/2018 – 12/23/2018 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $25

To kick off the holiday season, Actors’ Playhouse Musical Theatre for Young Audiences presents a timeless tale of yuletide spirit live on stage in A Christmas Carol, the Musical. Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Tiny Tim and the entire Cratchit family join three unearthly “Spirits” in trying to convince Ebenezer Scrooge to change his ” Bah Humbug!” ways. A fabulous musical adaptation written especially for family audiences, this Miracle Theatre favorite promises to warm hearts as it reveals the true meaning of the holidays. As an added treat, Director of Theatre for Young Audiences Earl Maulding takes the stage to star as Ebenezer Scrooge in this year’s production!

To encourage the “Spirit of Giving” during the run, Actors’ Playhouse will give every child who brings a new, unwrapped toy to donate during a performance, one free Flexible Anytime Ticket good for any remaining show in the Musical Theatre for Young Audiences 2018 – 2019 Season. Last day to donate toys will be on Sunday, December 23, 2018. All donations will be delivered that evening to Neighbors 4 Neighbors for distribution to families in need through ConnectFamilias.

A Christmas Carol, the Musical 12/8/18 – 12/23/18

A Christmas Carol, the Musical
Saturday, 12/08/2018 – 12/23/2018m 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Entry Fee: $25
Website

To kick off the holiday season, Actors’ Playhouse Musical Theatre for Young Audiences presents a timeless tale of yuletide spirit live on stage in A Christmas Carol, the Musical. Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Tiny Tim and the entire Cratchit family join three unearthly “Spirits” in trying to convince Ebenezer Scrooge to change his ” Bah Humbug!” ways. A fabulous musical adaptation written especially for family audiences, this Miracle Theatre favorite promises to warm hearts as it reveals the true meaning of the holidays. As an added treat, Director of Theatre for Young Audiences Earl Maulding takes the stage to star as Ebenezer Scrooge in this year’s production!

To encourage the “Spirit of Giving” during the run, Actors’ Playhouse will give every child who brings a new, unwrapped toy to donate during a performance, one free Flexible Anytime Ticket good for any remaining show in the Musical Theatre for Young Audiences 2018 – 2019 Season. Last day to donate toys will be on Saturday, December 23, 2018. All donations will be delivered that evening to Neighbors 4 Neighbors for distribution to families in need through ConnectFamilias.

Saturdays at 2 p.m. Special holiday performances on Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 23 at 4 p.m. “All Kids Included” Sensory-Friendly performance on Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. Select weekday performances are available for prearranged fieldtrips through our Education Department.

New Year’s Eve at Copper 29 12/31/18

New Year’s Eve at Copper 29
Monday, 12/31/2018 – 09:00 pm – 03:00 am
Copper 29
206 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $75

No better way than ringing in 2019 than with your favorite crew at Copper 29 in Coral Gables.

The party kicks off at 9pm where guests who RSVP get to enjoy a 4-hour OPEN BAR plus a champagne toast at midnight. There will be a live DJ pumping everyone’s favorite tracks to dance the night away, and of course there will be plenty of sparklers in proper Copper29 + NYE fashion. It’s a party that you defintiely don’t want to miss!

The Biltmore Hotel, Ashton Cigars And Compass Box Host November’s Exclusive Cigar Event 11/29/18

The Biltmore Hotel, Ashton Cigars And Compass Box Host November’s Exclusive Cigar Event
Thursday, 11/29/2018 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue Center Terrace,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $40

The Biltmore Hotel, Ashton Cigars And Compass Box Host November’s Exclusive Cigar Event
The Biltmore Hotel, Ashton Cigars and Compass Box invites you celebrate this fall season with premium cigars and select spirits pairing event. The world’s premier luxury cigar brand combined with the renowned scotch whisky maker will spark the night with a delightful mixture of elegance and prestige tailored to meet the finest cigar smokers’ senses.
General admission is $40, and member admission is $35.
Guests must be at least 21 years of age. Tickets are selling fast, but may be purchased online. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Written cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to the event in order to receive a full refund.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 PM
WHERE: The Biltmore Hotel – Miami 1200 Anastasia Avenue Center Terrace Coral Gables, FL 33134

70th Annual Junior Orange Bowl Holiday Parade 12/2/18

70th Annual Junior Orange Bowl Holiday Parade
Sunday, 12/02/2018 – 12/02/2018 05:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Downtown Coral Gables
405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Get up and boogie this December!
The founding event of the Junior Orange Bowl International Youth Festival! Thousands of children and young people take to the streets of Downtown Coral Gables in this celebration of active youth and community! The Junior Orange Bowl Parade is a 70-year tradition in South Florida created especially for the kids — and perfect for families. Featuring a vivid arrangement of marching bands, colorful floats, community groups and creative parade units.

Date: December 2, 2018
Time: 5 p.m.
Open to the public, free to attend
VIP Experience Tickets: https://www.juniororangebowl.org/vip-parade-experience.html

Why Mental Health Must Matter for Your Business Health 11/29/18

Why Mental Health Must Matter for Your Business Health
Sunday, 11/29/2018 – 08:00 am – 10:00 am
University of Miami
1245 Dauer Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33149
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Cost:

Mental health issues are top of mind for our businesses and community.

How do we keep our companies running while responsibly handling conditions such as widespread workplace stress, trauma recovery, post-partum depression, chronic anxiety, and other conditions?

Presented by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the “Why Mental Health Must Matter for Your Business Health” function will feature speakers such as Manny Fermin, CEO of the Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade. Panelists will discuss topics relating to maintaining a mentally healthy working environment.

WHEN:
Thursday, November 29, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:
University of Miami
The Hurricane 100 Room at Watsco Center
1245 Dauer Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

The Lion King JR 11/9/18

The Lion King JR
Friday, 11/09/2018 – 11/18/2018 07:30 pm –
Area Stage Company
1560 S Dixie Hway,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: $15

Area Stage Conservatory in Coral Gables is excited to present its production of The Lion King JR. This condensed version of the highest grossing, Tony Award-winning Broadway production is based on the original Oscar-winning 1994 Disney film. Directed by Area Stage’s Associate Artistic Director Giancarlo Rodaz, who recently staged the critically acclaimed Shrek the Musical for ASC’s Mainstage season.

An Evening With Father Desbois 11/5/18

An Evening With Father Desbois
Monday, 11/05/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
University of Miami Hillel Braman Miller Center
1100 Stanford Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Community tickets are $20 and $38 (with book). Students are free.

Father Patrick Desbois is a noted Holocaust and genocide researcher whose groundbreaking work exposed systematic Nazi killings in Eastern European villages. His work has been lauded by Pope Francis, and he is the recipient of France’s highest honor, the Légion d’honneur.
Father Desbois will talk about his research, which extends to investigating the genocide of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, and alarming anti-semitism trends in contemporary society.
The Catholic priest is a distinguished author, university professor, historian, forensic detective and world-renowned human-rights activist. He has dedicated his life to fighting the bigotry that fuels the disease of genocide and bridging the divide between faiths. His ongoing work brings closure to the victims and survivors of genocide and calls for legal justice for the perpetrators.

15 Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Merrick Park 11/15/18

15 Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Merrick Park
Thursday, 11/15/2018 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Ave.,
Coral Gablese, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

Shops at Merrick Park invites families and children of all ages to attend its spectacular 15th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa’s Arrival, sponsored by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The evening’s free festivities include the grand tree-lighting reveal, live entertainment, retailer pop-up stations and a special appearance by Santa Claus.

Shops at Merrick Park will transform into a winter wonderland centered around an impressive 50-foot tree adorned with 55,000 colorful twinkling bulbs. The magical evening will begin with Santa’s grand arrival down San Lorenzo Avenue on the Coral Gables Fire Department’s fire truck where Master of Ceremonies Belkys Nerey, award-winning co-anchor of WSVN Channel 7 News, and Coral Gables Mayor Valdes-Fauli will join in to illuminate the tree, signaling the official start of the holiday shopping season.

Attendees will be treated to live performances by the Miami Royal Ballet and greetings from holiday characters, a refreshment station, giveaways and more. A roster of retailers will also pop-up throughout the garden with special promotions and gifts. Attendees are encouraged to bring unwrapped toys for children in the care of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and in doing so they might be the random winner of exciting prizes from Shops at Merrick Park.

Halloween at Copper 29 10/27/18

Halloween at Copper 29
Saturday, 10/27/2018 – 10/28/2018 09:00 pm – 01:00 am
Copper 29
206 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Celebrate Halloween in style at Coral Gable’s top cocktail lounge. Drink specials will include an assortment of spooky cocktails featuring the vampire approved, “Dark & Bloody,” the “Copper Zombie,” and for those who dare a “Shot of Poison.” Guests who believe they can dress to impress will have a chance to win some cash and bottles. The Copper 29 Costume Contest will award the first prize winner with $300 in cold, hard cash. Second and Third place will be gifted one bottle of Grey Goose, each. Spinning live all night, providing the perfectly scary dance playlist is Coral Gables local favorite, DJ Element.

Pink O Ween 10/31/18

Pink O Ween
Wednesday, 10/31/2018 – 07:00 am – 07:00 pm
Cupcake World
262 andalusia ave,
coral gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: free

Children dressed up in their halloween costume will receive a free mini cupcake! & every 4 legged friend will receive a Bark -O- Boo!
(while supplies last)

Cupcake world turns 1! 11/18/18

Cupcake world turns 1!
Sunday, 11/18/2018 – 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Cupcake World
262 andalusia ave,
coral gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: free

Celebrate Cupcake World’s first birthday on Sunday, November 18th, 2018 as they welcome guests with free cupcakes, gelato, or a glass of Rose wine, while supplies last. Doors are set to open at 2:00PM until 5:00PM. Also, during Cupcake World’s 1st birthday party, guests can expect live music and fun photo opportunities including an extravagant balloon arch. It is likely to be a fun, family day.

MDPLS Author Series: Seaper Powers Storytime with Kim Cameron 12/15/18

MDPLS Author Series: Seaper Powers Storytime with Kim Cameron
Saturday, 12/15/2018 – 12/15/2018 02:30 pm – 04:00 pm
Coral Gables Branch Library
3443 Segovia Street,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Join award-winning, Miami-based musician and children’s author Kim Cameron for a family-fun storytime event hosted by the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Coral Gables branch!

Kim Cameron’s Seaper Powers is a whimsical series of illustrated adventure books, perfect for children ages 5-9! Young readers will embark on a magical journey of imagination and ocean adventure, along the way discovering positive messages about self-confidence, friendship, and environmental conservation. Seaper Powers received Honorable Mention in the 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, recognizing outstanding children’s literature.

Head to the Coral Gables Branch Library and join a fantastical cast of sea-critter friends as they uncover buried treasure and solve exciting mysteries! Admission is free and open to adventurers of all ages. Author Kim Cameron will be available for autographs and meet-and-greet, with books available for purchase.

“Seaper Powers is magical and mystical and full of wonderful adventures. It’s a great way to teach children about the ocean and some of the creatures that dwell there and most importantly, about friendship, acceptance and bravery.” —Imaginary Pages, 2018

Last Friday Open Poetry Reading 10/26/18

Last Friday Open Poetry Reading
Friday, 10/26/2018 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Famous Last Friday Poetry Series at Books & Books is among the
oldest regular poetry readings in the United States (#16). Jonathan Rose
has been its moderator since 1992, but the readings have taken place since
the bookstore opened in Oct. of 1982.
Bring a poem or two of your own or one of your own and another by a
favorite poet. Read in any language. This is your chance. Positive
atmosphere. If you’ve never read aloud before, this is the place to start.

Hip-Hop Orchestra in Miami 12/9/18

Hip-Hop Orchestra in Miami
Sunday, 12/09/2018 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: $20

Hip-Hop Orchestra Coming to Miami!!!

When was the last time you witnessed; strings, horns and piano at a Hip-Hop concert? Add to that, a party-rocking DJ, a soul-stirring female vocalist and a fire-breathing MC and that is still but a fraction of what you’ll catch when you catch Thee Phantom & The Illharmonic Orchestra in Miami on December 9th!

The crew will be bringing their usual brand of B-Boy Meets Beethoven and inviting some of Miami’s best musicians to accompany us on stage at the beautiful Gusman Concert Hall!

Entry fee is $20. Tickets can be purchased at this link: https://www.universe.com/hip-hop-orchestra-in-miami

Halloween Bash at Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar 10/27/18

Halloween Bash at Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar
Saturday, 10/27/2018 – 09:00 pm – 01:00 am
Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar
230 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost:

For those with Latin roots that know very well that Halloween is just the pre-party for Dia De Los Muertos … head over to Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar for their Halloween Bash. An assortment of cocktail specials featuring Don Julio Tequila, El Jimador, and Grand Marnier will be served all night long. The night will also include a costume contest — awarding the best dressed with some cold hard cash: first place will take away $200, second place $100 and third place $50. The party tunes will be provided by Coral Gables local favorite, DJ Nelly.

Located right on Miracle Mile, this is a great location that makes for a perfect stop on your walking (dead) tour of Coral Gables this Halloween.

MEGA Coral Gables Job Fair 10/24/18

MEGA Coral Gables Job Fair
Thursday, 10/24/2018 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Basketball Fieldhouse at The University of Miami
1245 Dauer Dr.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: FREE

MEGA MIAMI JOB FAIR! Brought to you by iHeartMedia and Mobile Mike Media and Entertainment

30 TOP Companies Attending + ON THE SPOT JOB OFFERS!
Wednesday, October 24 10am-2pm
Basketball Fieldhouse/Watsco Center @ the University of Miami:
1245 Dauer Drive • Coral Gables, FL 33146

Apply In-Person with TOP Employers in South Florida!!
FREE EVENT – REGISTER AT THE DOOR or online http://bit.ly/REGISTER_CORALGABLES

2018 Miami Childrens Film Festival 11/1/18

2018 Miami Childrens Film Festival
Thursday, 11/01/2018 – 11/04/2018 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $5

November 1, 2018- November 4, 2018
Cost to attend: $5

The MICFF returns! Culturally rich, entertaining, & inexpensive fun, the Festival provides three days of acclaimed international cinema for children & families, featuring local premieres. The Festival cultivates critical appreciation for intelligent films among kids, while educating & entertaining. There will be Family Fun on the Plaza, an Opening Night Reception, & more!

For more info: http://www.gablescinema.com/programs/micff-2018/

Showtimes:
• “Zoo”
Thursday, 11/1 at 10am
Sunday, 11/4 at 2pm

Synopsis: Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save ‘Buster’ the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941. Recommended ages 10+

• “Belle and Sebastian, Friends for Life”
Thursday, 11/1 at 12:30pm
Friday, 11/2 at 6pm (Opening Reception with light bites and drinks at 5pm)

Synopsis: In the final chapter of the trilogy, Sebastian will do anything to protect Belle from her previous owner. Recommended ages 8+

• “Kid Flicks 1”
Saturday, 11/3 at 10am

Synopsis: A program of short films from around the world for young children, selected by the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival. Recommended ages 3+

• “Sing Song”
Saturday, 11/3 at 11:30am

Synopsis: The musical adventure of Jasmine who goes to Suriname to attend a song contest, but secretly searches for her mother. Recommended ages 10+

• “Boys Beyond Boundaries”
Saturday, 11/3 at 1:30pm

Synopsis: Join us for films from around the globe that push against barriers of how boys and girls should be and be seen. Recommended ages 10+

• Family Fun on the Plaza
Saturday, 11/3 at 11am – 3pm
Sunday, 11/4 at 11am – 3:pm

Join us on the Plaza directly in front of the Gables Cinema. Fun for the whole family to enjoy before and after the films with face painting, balloons, music, a dance party and more. This event is free and open to the public!

• “Kid Flicks 2”
Sunday, 11/4 at 10am

Synopsis: Audience favorites and award-winning international short films, hand-picked from the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival. Recommended ages 8+

• “¡Viva Kid Flicks!”
Sunday, 11/4 at 12pm

Synopsis: A collection of short films from Latin America, selected by the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival and Mexico’s Morelia International Film Festival.

South Florida Artist Evan J. Alexander Presents Abstract Coordinates 30.40 11/2/18

South Florida Artist Evan J. Alexander Presents Abstract Coordinates 30.40
Friday, 11/02/2018 – 11/30/2018 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Books & Books’ Coral Gables Gallery Night to Debut New Exhibit
Friday, November 2, 2018
South Florida Artist Evan J. Alexander Presents Abstract Coordinates 30.40

Coral Gables, Florida (October 8, 2018) – The gallery exhibition in November, Abstract Coordinates 30.40, features the work of Florida native, Evan J. Alexander. Comprised of original oil and acrylic paintings the art on display was inspired by the painterly quality of satellite imagery. Evan has focused on a controlled form of abstraction in the paintings made for this exhibition. He navigated certain landscapes to find compositions that aligned with the conventions of his prior work. This furthers the perpetual incorporation of advanced technologies within the traditional medium of oil painting.
Continuing but reorienting landscape painting into a two-dimensional topographical survey aligns with the sensibilities of painting on a two-dimensional surface. This concept defies conventional painting practices by forcing an unnatural view from above as an alternative form of landscape painting. The view from above is foreign to most given our tendencies to observe what is around us rather than what is below.

Evan chose landscapes from Syria seeking a connection with one of his ancestral homelands. Also, as another form of monitoring the transformation of the earth’s surface acknowledging the human interference. With most of the frustrating and troubling recent news regarding Syria, Evan strives to remind viewers of the natural beauty within the turmoil and humanitarian strife.

What: Books & Books Coral Gables Gallery Night
Evan J. Alexander Presents – Abstract Coordinates 30.40
Books&Books Gallery Night Evan J. Alexander
When: Friday, November 2, 2018
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Where: Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Additional: Live music in the courtyard by Pino Grillo

About Evan J. Alexander:
Evan J. Alexander is a multimedia artist inspired by the random occurrences in the universe. His style lacks the typical identifying qualities across his body of work. Evan might make an oil painting of a seagull he saw on the street and the next day he might create a digital collage of abstract components. Evan was born and raised in South Florida, studied at the University of Miami and ultimately completed his BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. To view his work please visit www.EvanJAlexander.net.

About Books & Books
Mitchell Kaplan, a Miami Beach native, founded Books & Books in 1982.  Located in Coral Gables, Florida, Books & Books expanded to its present location in December of 2000.  Housed in a Mediterranean-styled building, the bookstore hosts over sixty events a month, consisting of author readings and signings, demonstrations and workshops, live music, reading and discussion groups, programming for children and families, and a variety of other community-based events.  All of this is achieved in an old world setting of floor-to-ceiling wood bookshelves, wood floors, and a courtyard café, the Café at Books & Books, managed by James Beard-award winning Chef Allen Susser. In addition to its signature store in Coral Gables, Books & Books now has locations in Miami Beach, Bal Harbour Shops, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Suniland Shops, and most recently, in the Coconut Grove neighborhood.

Media Notes:
Evan J. Alexander is available for interviews; please contact AnaBelle Ramos at AnaBelle@AnaBelleRamos.com or 954-592-8500 with your request.

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John Martin’s Hosts its 29th Annual Halloween Party, Monster Mash Bash 10/31/18,11/1/18

John Martin’s Hosts its 29th Annual Halloween Party, Monster Mash Bash
Wednesday, 10/31/2018 – 11/01/2018 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
John Martin’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
253 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost:

JohnMartin’s Restaurant & Pub’s will host their 29th annual Halloween party on Wednesday, October 31st to the theme of “Monster Mash Bash.” The celebration will feature themed cocktails, costume contests and prizes. Live music will be performed by The Super Fuzz from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will even be face painting for kids earlier in the day.

“Our customers always turn out in the most creative costumes, so it is always a challenge to select the winners.,” said Martin Lynch, proprietor of John Martin’s. “And of course, they enjoy the prizes and the party with their friends!”

For more information, call (305) 445-3777, or visit www.johnmartins.com.

Wine Pairing Dinner at La Palma Ristorante With Opici Wines 10/18/18

Wine Pairing Dinner at La Palma Ristorante With Opici Wines
Thursday, 10/18/2018 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
La Palma Ristorante
116 Alhambra Cir,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $35

Celebrate the Start of Fall at La Palma Ristorante with Opici Wines.
A secret Fall-inspired menu of 4 courses will be beautifully paired with the perfect Opici Wine offering. This seasonal soiree, taking place Thursday October 18th at 8pm, will be a beautiful way to spend the night with close friends, a signifanct other, or your fellow wine lover. A night you surely do not want to miss!

For Questions or Reservations, please contact La Palma Ristortante: 305-445-8777

The Biltmore Hotel Hosts Miami’s Most Spectacular Costume Halloween Party 10/26/18

The Biltmore Hotel Hosts Miami’s Most Spectacular Costume Halloween Party
Friday, 10/26/2018 – 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
Biltmore Hotel Miami
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Early Bird pricing of $135 for the general public and $120 for members is available until Oct. 22nd. After Oct. 22nd, tickets will be $150 for the general public and $135 for members

The Biltmore Hotel’s most anticipated night of the year is finally here as it announces its famed annual Halloween Party with a twist, where guests will be at the mercy of celebrity panel judges as they select this year’s fortunate winners in this year’s costume categories: funniest, most creative (must be handmade), best group (max 6 people), and scariest. The event will entail a delightful buffet dinner accompanied by a premium open bar.

Early Bird pricing of $135 for the general public and $120 for members is available until Oct. 22nd. After Oct. 22nd, tickets will be $150 for the general public and $135 for members.

Guests must be at least 21 years of age. Tickets are selling fast, but may be purchased online. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.

There will be a limited amount of discounted hotel room rates available for this Halloween event. For more information, please visit https://www.biltmorehotel.com/miami-hotel/events/ or call (305) 913-3230 to confirm a reservation.

Country Club Ballroom, The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Beauty and the Beast 10/13/18-11/10/18

Beauty and the Beast
Saturday, 10/13/2018 – 11/10/2018 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $20

A modern day “Beauty” named Bella is reading a book about a selfish Prince who has a “Beastly” curse placed upon him. While reading, Bella is visited by a mysterious Dog named Worm who replaces Bella’s book with a magical one that allows the book’s characters to communicate with Bella. The Beastly Prince has to find someone to love him so he captures Bella’s father and uses the enchanted book to bring Bella to his castle, hoping to convince her to love him. Will Bella help the Beast? Will the Beast learn about caring for someone other than himself or will his kingdom, and all who reside there, be doomed forever?

Havana Music Hall 10/10/18-11/18/18

Havana Music Hall
Wednesday, 10/10/2018 – 11/18/2018 08:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $30 – $75

This brand new musical was selected specifically by Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre’s artistic team to develop in Miami on its way to Broadway. An exciting world premiere, Havana Music Hall reflects the pulse of our community with its irresistible musical beat and heartwarming story centering on Cuban musicians Rolando and Ramona Calderon, and their lives in Cuba from 1958 to the present. Just as their local Havana band is about to get its big break, the Revolution tears apart the only world the duo have ever known. This moving and relevant new musical explores the challenges and joys of one family’s 60-year odyssey for survival, presenting a journey which immigrants of all cultures from around the world have traveled for generations.

Bark and Brew 10/10/18

Bark and Brew
Wednesday, 10/10/2018 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park (Sawa)
360 San Lorenzo Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

Shops at Merrick Park invites pet lovers and their fur babies to a premier Bark & Brew night out where they can indulge in Sawa Restaurant’s great food and Stella beer with donations benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

Friends and neighbors are invited to shop, dine and relax with their dogs at Shops at Merrick Park. A $20 donation provides one complimentary refreshing Stella and a delicious tapas and sushi buffet by Sawa Restaurant. Select items from Sawa’s award-winning doggie dining menu will also be included. Those who donate can also dine at Sawa and enjoy a 10% discount. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

Representatives from the Humane Society will be on-site to share pet adoption information and accept donations.

evolve Workplace Summit 10/25/18

evolve Workplace Summit
Thursday, 10/25/2018 – 08:30 am – 06:00 pm
Newman Alumni Center
6200 San Amaro Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $200

Miami, Florida – Today YES Institute announces the launch of the Evolve Workplace Summit, a groundbreaking initiative to support business leaders in addressing inequities and conflicts impacting corporations around the globe. Nationally, 70% of U.S. workers report that they are actively disengaged at their jobs. YES Institute is unraveling the source of this detachment, while providing practical solutions for building workplaces where innovation thrives, trust is present, collaboration is dynamic, and conflict is productive and moves the action forward.

Professionals from various industries in South Florida will gather to have a new conversation about achieving success in the workplace.

The Biltmore Hotel and Santa Margherita USA Present Taste Of The Grapes: A Biltmore Wine Experience 9/14/18

The Biltmore Hotel and Santa Margherita USA Present Taste Of The Grapes: A Biltmore Wine Experience
Friday, 09/14/2018 – 09/14/2018 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Biltmore Hotel Miami
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: General admission is $75, and member admission is $60. There will be an additional charge applied for the Bubbles and Caviar seminar.

The Biltmore cordially invites all wine connoisseurs to experience an educational three-course seminar that includes a complete tasting of Santa Margarita’s portfolio of wines throughout the evening. The owner of Santa Margherita USA, Vittorio Marzotto, and certified sommelier Kristina Sazama, will also be in attendance to share the family’s storied traditions as well as their passion for winemaking.

Seminar topics include:

• Bubbles and Caviar: An Italian Love Affair – Taste and learn about two of the world’s most appreciated and luxurious delicacies, discovering how the flavors of the caviar are beautifully enhanced by the texture of these Italian bubbles and the varying degrees of body and dryness. Experience the delicious pairing of Calvisius Caviar, one of the finest caviar producers in Italy, and the legendary Italian bubbles producer Ca’ del Bosco. Learn about the history and underlying magic of the world’s most extravagant tandem indulgence.

• Tour of Estate Brand Regions – Sample a wine from each of the 6 regions/ wineries where Santa Margherita brands are produced. As you sample you will understand how the vine and territory of origin preserve the quality and sensory characteristics of the wines. Paired with cheeses from the different regions.

• History of Santa Margherita – Sommelier Kristina Sazama will guide you through the history of Santa Margherita noting its international success and leading back to its founder, Count Gaetano Marzotto.
General admission is $75, and member admission is $60. There will be an additional charge applied for the Bubbles and Caviar seminar.
Patrons must be at least 21 years of age. Tickets are selling fast, but may be purchased online before September 13th. All seminars require registration.

Caring for the Aged in Latin America: The cases of Uruguay, Cuba and Chile 10/29/18

Caring for the Aged in Latin America: The cases of Uruguay, Cuba and Chile
Monday, 10/29/2018 – 10/29/2018 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm
Books and Books
250 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33199
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Cost: free

This comparative analysis by Drs. Elaine Acosta González, Florencia Picasso Risso, and Valentina Perrotta González examines the public policies and social programs toward the aged population in three different countries.

Gallery Night Launch Party At John Martin’s Irish Pub And Restaurant 9/7/18

Gallery Night Launch Party At John Martin’s Irish Pub And Restaurant
Friday, 09/07/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
John Martin's Irish Pub and Restaurant
253 Miracle Mile,
Miami, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Join us for our first Gallery Night Launch Party, celebrating local artists with Live Art, Live Music, Karaoke, including special guests @Strive305, and
DJs @DjEazyEddie and @Dr_diskin.
We will offer a complimentary glass of wine to each guest

Jazz Night at John martin’s Irish Pub and Restraurant 9/5/18 – 10/24/18

Jazz Night at John martin’s Irish Pub and Restraurant
Wednesday, 09/05/2018 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
John Martin’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
253 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Join us for Jazz Night at John Martin’s! Enjoy live jazz and drink specials every Wednesday from 6 – 9 p.m. starting Wednesday, September 5.

Copper 29 Celebrate’s Two Year Anniversary on Miracle Mile 9/6/18

Copper 29 Celebrate’s Two Year Anniversary on Miracle Mile
Thursday, 09/06/2018 – 07:00 pm – 02:00 am
Copper 29
206 Miracle Mile Coral Gables,
Miami, Florida 33134
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Mark your calendars & get ready to witness a Thursday Night in Coral Gables like no other.
Copper 29 Bar is celebrating two years on Miracle Mile which calls for a celebration of epic porportions, times two! Join us on September 6, 2018 as Copper 29 Bar celebrates two years of generating good vibes all night, every night.
With RSVP, guests will receive a complimentary welcome cocktail to help get the night started, and will also get to experience Copper 29’s resident DJ’s spinning live all night — all the perfect ingredients for a Thursday Night celebration to remember.
Party kicks off at 7pm and runs until closing, 2am.

Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert 11/10/18


Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert
Saturday, 11/10/2018 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
University of Miami Donna E. Shalala Student Center
1330 Miller Drive,
Miami, Florida 33146
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Cost: Tickets: $125 Early Bird price, $150 starting October 19th

10 years in the making: an epic celebration of mentorship through the arts. Join Guitars Over Guns on November 10th, 2018 for the 5th Annual Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the University of Miami Student Center.

Guests will enjoy incredible performances from Guitars Over Guns mentors, alumni and special guests, not to mention a selection of award-wi

nning eats and beverages from some of Miami’s hottest restaurants and an unbelievable silent auction featuring 5-star trips, experiences, fine art and so much more. The evening will be emceed by CBS Miami news personality Jim Berry, and will feature a retrospective look at the organization’s 10 years of empowering Miami-Dade youth through music and mentorship.

Last year with the community’s support, Guitars Over Guns raised $165,000 to support our arts-based mentoring programs for Miami’s at-risk youth. With these funds, over 700 kids are being served at 14 sites through the Summer of 2018, bringing the total to over 2,500 youth served over the last 9 years. This year, our goal is to raise $300,000, allowing Guitars Over Guns to transform the futures of 500 additional students living in Miami-Dade County’s most disadvantaged communities.

This event celebrates Guitars Over Guns’ 10 years of of making music and changing lives. Our programs offer students from disadvantaged backgrounds a powerful combination of music education and mentorship with professional musicians to help them overcome hardship, find their voice and reach their potential as tomorrow’s leaders. Guitars Over Guns creates safe spaces for youth to express themselves through music and empowers them to make positive choices at school, at home and in their communities. 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! Learn more about Guitars Over Guns at www.guitarsoverguns.org.

Battleground—Music Performed Live to Screen on Stage 9/7/18

Battleground—Music Performed Live to Screen on Stage
Friday, 09/07/2018 – 08:00 pm –
UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Varies

Music and movie buffs alike will be mesmerized as Jeff Beal, five-time Emmy-winning composer of music for film, media and concert halls, joins the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra on stage. The evening features a live music-to-screen performance of Battleground, Beal’s score from the acclaimed television series Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King. Other compositions by Beal will also be performed.

A Sunday Kind of Love 8/26/18

A Sunday Kind of Love
Sunday, 08/26/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 am
Open Stage Club
2325 Galiano Street,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $10.00

An evening of love ballads, great musicians such as 3-time Grammy nominated Jazz pianist Jose, Negroni, bass player Rafael Valencia, Trumpet Patrick Araujo and drummer Jesus Gallimore. Rick Jazzed crooner leads the vocal ensamble along with jazz vocalist Elli Clarke and Tenor Gerardo Jose Ortega. A very special musical night of standards and popular songs. One time event not to be missed. Open Stage Club is the perfect venue to enjoy your favorite drinks with delicious tapas and especially dishes. Make your table reservations soon.

Copper 29 Celebrate’s Two Year Anniversary on Miracle Mile 9/6/18

Copper 29 Celebrate’s Two Year Anniversary on Miracle Mile
Thursday, 09/06/2018 – 07:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Copper 29 Bar
206 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 3334
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Cost: Free

Mark your calendars & get ready to witness a Thursday Night in Coral Gables like no other.
Copper 29 Bar is celebrating two years on Miracle Mile which calls for a celebration of epic porportions, times two! Join us on September 6, 2018 as Copper 29 Bar celebrates two years of generating good vibes all night, every night.
With RSVP, guests will receive a complimentary welcome cocktail to help get the night started, and will also get to experience Copper 29’s resident DJ’s spinning live all night — all the perfect ingredients for a Thursday Night celebration to remember.
Party kicks off at 7pm and runs until closing, 2am.

Midnight Radio Goes Back to the ’50s 8/17/18

Midnight Radio Goes Back to the ’50s
Friday, 08/17/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Coral Gables Adult Center
2 Andalusia Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida FL
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Cost: Free

Take a trip back in time to the days when Dusty Springfield, Johnny Mathis and Elvis ruled the airwaves, as “Midnight Radio” goes live once again for a summer edition of the popular concert series.
The free concert will be held Friday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Coral Gables Adult Center in Coral Gables.
The concert is presented by Geraldo José Ortega, who created the “Midnight Radio” concert series” in order to present classic jazz versions of songs from different eras.
Selections will include “Stormy Weather,” “Misty,” “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “Orange Colored Sky,” “The Man That Got Away,” and much more.
The singers will be accompanied by the All Souls Jazz Quartet.
Ortega, who recently voiced the role of Tony in the Miami City Ballet’s production of “West Side Story Suite,” appeared this summer in the Miami Music Festival. He also voiced the role of Tony with the Miami City Ballet, and appeared this month with the Opus Opera in New Orleans.
Guest soloist will be Vanessa Gentzschein. She has sung with the Florida Grand Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago and has also appeared in the chorus of those operas, as well as in title roles on various stages, including in Italy.
In addition, singers who belong to Ortega’s “Rising Stars” program, and who appear regularly at the Coral Gables Adult Center, will also perform.
There is no charge for the concert, but donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation are welcome.
For more info, call 305-461-6764 or email gerardojose3@mac.com.

The Biltmore Hotel Hosts an Exclusive Interactive Dinner with rhe Celebrated Executive Chef, David Hackett 8/24/18

The Biltmore Hotel Hosts an Exclusive Interactive Dinner with rhe Celebrated Executive Chef, David Hackett
Friday, 08/24/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Biltmore Hotel Miami
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: General admission for the interactive dinner is $115, and member admission is $95

The Biltmore invites all foodies and wine enthusiasts to take part in an exciting interactive event with the hotel’s celebrated Executive Chef David Hackett. Guests will be greeted with aprons and a glass of bubbly and will receive step-by-step instructions on how to create a perfect three-course dinner with wine pairings. After all the fun preparations, guests will can indulge in their savory creations with friends and the finest wine, all within the resort’s sophisticated, Granada Ballroom.
General admission for the interactive dinner is $115, and member admission is $95. Patrons must be at least 21 years of age. Tickets may be purchased online before August 20th.

The Biltmore Hotel welcomes its members and the community to experience The Club at The Biltmore’s exclusive events, including this opportunity to create the perfect three-course meal with the hotel’s Executive Chef, David Hackett.

The Biltmore Hotel is hosting this special event for Club members and guests.

Friday, August 24th, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Biltmore Hotel – Miami
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Granada Ballroom
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Copper 29 Celebrate’s Two Year Anniversary on Miracle Mile 9/6/18

Copper 29 Celebrate’s Two Year Anniversary on Miracle Mile
Thursday, 09/06/2018 – 07:00 pm – 02:00 am
Copper 29 Bar
206 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Mark your calendars & get ready to witness a Thursday Night in Coral Gables like no other.
Copper 29 Bar is celebrating two years on Miracle Mile which calls for a celebration of epic porportions, times two! Join us on September 6, 2018 as Copper 29 Bar celebrates two years of generating good vibes all night, every night.
With RSVP, guests will receive a complimentary welcome cocktail to help get the night started, and will also get to experience Copper 29’s resident DJ’s spinning live all night — all the perfect ingredients for a Thursday Night celebration to remember.
Party kicks off at 7pm and runs until closing, 2am.

Shops at Merrick Park to Host National Night Out 8/7/18

Shops at Merrick Park to Host National Night Out
Tuesday, 08/07/2018 – 08/07/2018 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

Shops at Merrick Park, Coral Gables’ pristine destination for fine shopping and dining, will host National Night Out in partnership with Coral Gables Police and Fire on Tuesday, August 7 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. This free community event will provide the opportunity for Coral Gables residents and business owners to get better acquainted with their local police and fire departments.

The Coral Gables community will meet, engage and interact with local police officers and fire department officials, learn crime prevention tips, promote neighborhood unity and foster community. The public will also get up close with various service vehicles.

In 1984, the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) launched an ambitious project. The leaders of the nonprofit crime prevention organization called on neighborhood watch associations, law enforcement agencies and other groups to help organize National Night Out. The City of Coral Gables joins this event to send a symbolic message to criminals that the public and the police are united and unintimidated.

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

Great Theater to Benefit Orchestra Miami 8/10/18

Great Theater to Benefit Orchestra Miami
Friday, 08/10/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
GableStage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $40

Join us for An Evening of Thought-Provoking Theater to benefit Orchestra Miami! Through the generosity of Artistic Director Joseph Adler, GableStage is hosting a special preview performance of their next event- “White Guy on a Bus” by Bruce Graham. 100% of the proceeds from this event go to supporting Orchestra Miami and our excellent musicians!! Tickets are just $40 per person, and include drinks and light refreshments.
The story is simple: Week after week, a wealthy white businessman rides the same bus, befriending a single black mom. As they get to know one another, their pasts unfold and tensions rise, igniting a disturbing and crucial exploration of race. Don’t miss the Southeastern US premiere of this work, which the New York Times calls “thought-provoking, riveting theater”.
Come on out and support great theater for a great cause at a bargain price!

The Big Bang 7/25/18-9/2/18

The Big Bang
Wednesday, 07/25/2018 – 09/02/2018 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $15 – $64

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre proudly presents the long awaited return of the hit comedy The Big Bang. In this whirlwind musical, two writers try to raise enough “dough” for the most historically expansive show ever conceived. Set in a borrowed Park Avenue apartment, this two-man circus runs through the entire history of the universe in a record 90 minutes. Playing all the roles and using the décor of the high-priced apartment to bring this over-the-top production to life, both actors will have their talents put to the test as they try to convince their potential theatrical backers (the audience) that this frivolity is somehow worthy of the authors’ unrealistic hopes and aspirations.

Celebrate Miami Spa Month At The Luxurious Biltmore Hotel’s, The Spa 7/1/18

Celebrate Miami Spa Month At The Luxurious Biltmore Hotel’s, The Spa
Sunday, 07/01/2018 – 07/31/2018 08:30 am – 08:00 pm
The Biltmore Spa at The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost:

The Spa at the luxurious Biltmore Hotel is offering special rates in celebration of Miami Spa Month from July 1st to August 31st.
The Biltmore is providing guests with an opportunity to achieve youthful glowing skin this summer. Guests that take advantage of this amazing offer will feel like they are on a long tranquil journey to pure rejuvenation of the mind and body. For a limited time, guests can experience a 70-minute Fountain of Youth Massage for $109, or upgrade to receive a 70-minute Deep Tissue Fountain of Youth Massage for $139. Guests can also indulge in a 50-minute Fountain of Youth Facial that will leave skin hydrated, silky-smooth and completely radiant for $109.
For a complete experience at The Spa, special packages are also being offered for $199 and include a Journey to the Fountain of Youth 70-minute massage and the 50-minute Facial for $199. For the ultimate relaxation experience, the Journey to the Fountain of Youth Deep Tissue Massage and Facial are $239.
During the month of July, The Spa Boutique’s Summer Loving Series features special discounts on must-have summer essentials such as sunblock, sunglasses sunhats, flip flops, sandals and Escapada summer apparel collection.
For reservations, please call 305-913-3187. Discounts and promotions may not be combined.

Umbrella Sky Coral Gables 7/13/18

Umbrella Sky Coral Gables
Friday, 07/13/2018 – 06:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Giralda Plaza
100 Giralda Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Join us as we celebrate the launch of this art installation!

This July, Giralda Plaza will be transformed into a vibrant and colorful art experience with the installation of the Umbrella Sky Project. Starting Friday, July 13th and continuing over the next two months, hundreds of umbrellas will gently sway over the newly transformed Giralda Plaza, the pedestrian promenade located at the 100 block of Giralda Avenue.

Coral Gables is the first city in South Florida and the third city in the U.S. to host the Umbrella Sky art project, an internationally recognized art display that has graced streets around the world, including Paris and Lisbon. Umbrella Sky in Coral Gables is made possible through a partnership between the City of Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Community Foundation and the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables

Umbrella Sky is the creation of Portuguese Company, Sextafeira, which means Friday in Portuguese.

Event Details:
6:00pm – 6:30pm: Steel drums welcome performance
6:30 – 6:50pm: City of Coral Gables official remarks
6:50-7:20pm: Additional steel drums performance
7:30pm – 10:30pm: Live music featuring Jackie Mendez

Presented by: City of Coral Gables | Coral Gables Community Foundation | Business Improvement District of Coral Gables | Giralda Plaza Committee

Ceviche Master Class With Chef Rafael Perez Cambana 6/28/18

Ceviche Master Class With Chef Rafael Perez Cambana
Thursday, 06/28/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
GKB Wynwood – Peruvian Inspired Cuisine
218 NW 25th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $60

Learn How to Make The Perfect Summer Dish, The Classic Ceviche, During This Interactive, Hands On Experience With GK Bistronomie’s Award Winning Chef, Rafael Perez Cambana.

You can expect classic Peruvian hospitality including Pisco Sours, Tiraditos, a yummy dessert, and of course … ceviche! Get to meet Chef Rafael in an intimate setting where he will show you exactly how to make GKB’s signature ceviche so you can go and show off to your friends!

Celebrate Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar One Year Anniversary With Cazadores Tequila 6/29/18

Celebrate Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar One Year Anniversary With Cazadores Tequila
Friday, 06/29/2018 – 07:00 pm – 02:00 am
Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar
230 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Created by the Atomic Group, also known for Coral Gables neighborhood favorites, Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar & Copper 29 Bar, the third concept added to their portfolio, Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar still remains the only one of its kind on Miracle Mile. Serving up authentic Mexican cuisine, over 60 different mezcals and tequilas to choose from, and a distinct ambience that calls for celebration.

Grab your sombrero and put on your Mexican mustaches, Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar is celebrating one year on Miracle Mile on June 29, 2018.

This Friday night fiesta, sponsored by Cazadores Tequila, will be one for the books. You can expect live mariachi performances, free tequila shots every hour on the hour starting at 7pm provided by Cazadores Tequila, DJ’s spinning live setting the mood for a great time, and much more!

Biltmore Hotel Hosts Its Annual Fireworks Spectacular Fourth of July Event 7/4/18

Biltmore Hotel Hosts Its Annual Fireworks Spectacular Fourth of July Event
Wednesday, 07/04/2018 – 05:00 pm – 09:45 am
Center Terrace at The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: General Admission is $180 for adults and $50 for children (12 and under). Member admissions are $145 for adults and $45 for children (12 and under).

The Biltmore Hotel & City of Coral Gables is hosting its annual 2018 Fireworks Spectacular on Fourth of July with treats including an open bar with refreshing cocktails, domestics beers and wine selections. A Stars and Stripes BBQ dinner will be offered to the public with a traditional all-American cuisine with delightful selections of scrumptious all-beef prime burgers and Fresh Roasted Corn on the Cobb.
During the weekend of July 4th, indulge in the holidays with exceptional breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus which will include BBQ specials created by Italian-born Chef de Cusine, Guiseppe Beppe Galazzi from The Biltmore’s honorary Culinary Academy.
General Admission is $180 for adults and $50 for children (12 and under). Member admissions are $145 for adults and $45 for children (12 and under). VIP tables of 10 are available. Reservations can be made by calling (305) 913-3244 or emailing july4th@biltmorehotel.com.

Family Day on Aragon 7/14/18

Family Day on Aragon
Saturday, 07/14/2018 – 07/15/2018 11:30 am –
Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $5

Beloved classics and new favorites for the whole family to enjoy! Family Day on Aragon takes place every second Saturday and Sunday and is hosted by the Coral Gables Museum, Books & Books and the Coral Gables Art Cinema. Check with our Aragon neighbors for information on activities taking place at their venues. Tickets to these films are $5 general admission and include a free popcorn and soda.