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Greetings,

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend by making plans now to spend quality time with family and friends.

As always, on the last Monday in May, we honor the memory of those that departed this world before us by making the ultimate sacrifice in the course of defending our nation.

The weekend is also the symbolic start of the summer season, although we won't reach the Summer Solstice until June 21.

Poolside barbecues, boat trips, beach excursions, picnics and good old family fun are on the menu in the coming days. We'll travel to visit our relatives, enjoy a family road trip and treat the kids to a good time, creating fond memories for the future.

We hope you'll find the following list of Great Gables Events to be useful, informative and entertaining. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Robert and Robin Burr


It Should Have Been You at Miracle Theatre
Audiences are cordially invited to the wedding of the year, and the most entertaining and hysterically funny musical comedies to come direct from Broadway to Miami in years. In the hilarious and heartwarming musical It Shoulda Been You, it's a culture clash for the ages when two families from wildly different backgrounds come together to celebrate a wedding. The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature; his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And, as if the union wasn't complicated enough, the bride's ex-boyfriend arrives, bringing the wedding to a screeching halt and throwing both families into hysterical chaos. Plots are hatched, promises broken, secrets exposed -- and the bride's resourceful sister is left to turn an unmitigated disaster into happily ever after. The play continues through June 11. The Miracle Theatre is located at 280 Miracle Mile. Showtimes are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, plus Sunday at 3pm. Call 305-444-9293. http://www.actorsplayhouse.org

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios
Few stories in the history of Cuban popular music have as felicitous an outcome as those of the musicians that came to be known collectively as the Buena Vista Social Club, a name borrowed from a danzón written by Cachao. Director Lucy Walker chronicles the two decades of success that followed the release of the band's original album produced by Ry Cooder (under the musical guidance of bandleader Juan de Marcos) and the documentary by Wim Wenders. Using the band's farewell tour of last year as springboard, Buena Vista Social Club: Adiós explores the backstories of departed principals Ruben Gonzalez, Ibrahim Ferrer and Compay Segundo as well as those of surviving stalwarts Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa. The Golden Age of Cuban Music came to an abrupt end with the revolution. Termites had their way with Mr. Gonzalez's piano and Mr. Ferrer was reduced to shining shoes. That these castaways went on to enjoy international accolades and play both the White House and Miami's Arsht Center --- in their twilight years --- is the sweetest kind of poetic justice. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for details. http://www.gablescinema.org

Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Society Show and Sale
This weekend at Fairchild: The Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Show and Sale is considered one of the most beautiful shows of the year. Visitors are treated to an incredible display of rare and unusual plants grown by the society's members and by vendors who come from around the world and offer something for everyone. You will find a variety of ferns, hoyas, and crotons, flowering trees, orchids, aroids and more. Purchase something special for your own garden from many vendors and members. Society members will be available to share their knowledge and experience with you. The event takes place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Free with garden admission. Call 305-667-1651. http://www.fairchildgarden.org/events-community-outreach/events-details/artmid/486/articleid/1696/tropical-fern-and-exotic-plant

The Legend Of Georgia McBride at GableStage
How can an Elvis impersonator with an empty bank account and a pregnant wife become a winning drag queen in the Florida panhandle? Casey's going to have to answer that question fast in this music-filled comedy about finding your true voice! Written by Matthew Lopez, the play is directed by Joseph Adler and features Clay Cartland, Dave Corey, Sean Patrick Doyle, Tom Wahl and Jade Wheeler. GableStage is located at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave. The play continues through June 25. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8pm, plus Sunday at 2 and 7pm. Call 305-445-1119. http://www.gablestage.org

Coral Gables Restaurant Week is coming
Downtown Coral Gables is celebrating the 10th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week from June 5th to the 25th with exciting new restaurants and new unique events. This year, you have three whole weeks to taste your way through Coral Gables, giving you plenty of time to try new eateries and return to old favorites, all offering amazing prix-fixe menus at a discounted price. Call 305-569-0311. https://restaurantweek.shopcoralgables.com/

Summer Cooking For Teens starts June 12
Aragon 101 has announced a week-long summer cooking course for teenagers passionate about cooking and interested in acquiring some serious culinary techniques. Chef Alexandra Golovac brings her passion for food and culinary exploration through teaching and sharing food. She earned her culinary degree and Masters in Gastronomy and Food Studies from Boston University, as well as a certification as a Fitness Nutritionist. Each day participants will explore a variety of flavors and techniques, with an emphasis on developing healthy eating habits, sharpening culinary skills and stirring up creativity in the kitchen. This is not your typical pizza and ice cream sundae kiddie cooking class. This mini-course involves hands-on instruction focused on mastering fundamental kitchen skills for a lifetime of great cooking. The course runs four hours each day for five consecutive days. Week 1: June 12th to 16th; Week 2: June 19th to 23rd; Week 3: June 26th to 30th. The price is $400. Call 305-443-7335. https://www.aragon101.com/pages/summer-camp

Now Playing at the Landmark Movie Theatre
The Landmark at Merrick Park is a seven screen movie theater located on the third floor of the Village of Merrick Park. A sophisticated bar and lounge area makes it an all-encompassing destination for food, drink and entertainment. Currently playing: Paris Can Wait; Pirates of the Caribbean; Guardians of The Galaxy, Volume 2; Snatched; King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword; Long Strange Trip; The Circle; and The Zookeeper's Wife. Call 786-574-4116. https://www.landmarktheatres.com/miami/the-landmark-at-merrick-park


Friday, May 26

Watercolor for Beginners and Going Beyond
If you have always wanted to try watercolor painting but thought it looked too difficult, this class with instructor Ricardo Aberle is for you. Explore the many facets of watercolor in a fun and relaxing way. As a beginner, the first two classes are mandatory since basic instruction will be given which will be the foundation for your success in watercolor painting. The class focuses on the principles and elements of design and offers instruction in the various techniques. Students will be encouraged to work at their own pace to develop their unique, creative style. Optional critiques and group interaction will allow students to learn from one another. The majority of the class will be spent painting and receiving one-on-one guidance by the instructor. The class runs on Fridays from 10am to 1pm. Fee: Member, $90; Non-Member, $120. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Call 305-667-1651. http://www.fairchildgarden.org

Governor John Kasich - Two Paths
When Ohio governor John Kasich ran for president, his powerful message of hope and togetherness struck a chord with American voters. In Two Paths: America Divided or United, he carries that message forward by reflecting on the tumultuous 2016 campaign, sharing his concerns for America and his hopes for our future, and sounding a clarion call to reason and purpose, humility and dignity, righteousness and calm. To be sure, the full story of the 2016 Presidential race will be written over time, but to understand what it was to be on the front lines of one of the most divisive and corrosive campaign battlegrounds in history, readers won't find a richer, more thoughtful firsthand account than this one -- a frank, refreshing assessment of the American dynamic and a clear path we might follow toward a more promising tomorrow. As Governor Kasich reminds us in these pages, America is great because America is good -- and because Americans have stayed true to who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible. Meet the governor at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 5pm. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com

Philson Art Solo Exhibition by Sotheby's
Arianna Coltellacci of Merrick Manor, at 4200 Laguna Street, invites you to experience a stunning private collection of art by Philson in the Merrick Manor Sales Gallery. Mingle and socialize with light refreshments, wine and hors d'oeuvres from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Please RSVP to 305-332-3488. http://www.merrick-manor.com/

Spring Awakening at Area Stage Company
The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is coming to the Area Stage Company stage. Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body. Moritz -- a boy so traumatized by puberty that he can't concentrate on anything, begins to toy with his present failures and try to find ways to cope. While Melchior, who seemingly has life figured out, begins to accept and become overwhelmed by his closeness to adulthood and the consequences of having to grow up far to fast. In a world where adult figures are failing to listen, these teens have to search and find within themselves answers to the desire unlike anything they've ever felt. The performance begins at 7:30pm. Price: $10-Students under 22, $25-Adults. The Area Stage Company is located at 1560 S. Dixie Hwy. Call 305-666-2078. https://www.areastagecompany.com/copy-of-janis

Ben Greenman - Dig If You Will the Picture
New York Times bestselling author Ben Greenman is a contributing writer to the New Yorker, and owner of thousands of recordings of Prince and Prince-related songs. He knows intimately that there has never been a rock star as vibrant, mercurial, willfully contrary, experimental, or prolific as Prince. Uniting a diverse audience while remaining singularly himself, Prince was a tireless artist, a musical virtuoso and chameleon, and a pop-culture prophet who shattered traditional ideas of race and gender, rewrote the rules of identity, and redefined the role of sex in pop music. A polymath in his own right who collaborated with George Clinton and Questlove on their celebrated memoirs, Greenman has been listening to and writing about Prince since the mid-eighties. Here, with the passion of an obsessive fan and the skills of a critic, journalist, and novelist, he mines his encyclopedic knowledge of Prince's music to tell both his story and the story of the paradigm-shifting ideas that he communicated to his millions of fans around the world. Meet the author at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com

Like Crazy at Cosford Cinema
Beatrice is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she's on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. They are both patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic. Paolo Virzì's new film tells the story of the unpredictable and moving friendship that develops between the two women as they flee the mental institution in search of love and happiness in the open-air nuthouse -- the world of sane people. The movie begins at 8:45pm. Cosford Cinema is located on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. Cash only. Call 305-284-4861. http://www.cosfordcinema.com

Noche de Coplas at Bellmont Restaurant
Brought directly from Spain, "Noche de Coplas" is a unique live performance where Ingrid Reino, Spaniard singer, and May Barreto, Cuban master guitarist, perform the best of Spanish ballads "Copla" and "Rumba Flamenca." Enjoy two 45 minute shows every Friday night starting at 9pm and 10pm. There is no cover charge. The minimum dinner check is $35 per guest. Exclusions may apply. RSVP to 786-502-4684. http://www.bellmontrestaurant.com/reservations.html

Karaoke at JohnMartin's On The Mile
Every Friday evening at 10pm, sing your heart out at JohnMartin's Irish Pub and Restaurant's Karaoke Night. Enjoy drink specials as well as some of the best pub food in South Florida at this award-winning authentic Irish pub. JohnMartin's Irish Pub and Restaurant is located at 253 Miracle Mile. Call 305-445-3777. http://www.JohnMartins.com


Saturday, May 27

Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Society Show and Sale
This weekend at Fairchild: The Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Show and Sale is considered one of the most beautiful shows of the year. Visitors are treated to an incredible display of rare and unusual plants grown by the society's members and by vendors who come from around the world and offer something for everyone. You will find a variety of ferns, hoyas, and crotons, flowering trees, orchids, aroids and more. Purchase something special for your own garden from many vendors and members. Society members will be available to share their knowledge and experience with you. The event takes place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Free with garden admission. Call 305-667-1651. http://www.fairchildgarden.org/events-community-outreach/events-details/artmid/486/articleid/1696/tropical-fern-and-exotic-plant

Saturday Morning Downtown Walking Tour
Stroll through the bustling business district of Coral Gables starting at 11am. This thriving area began in the 1920s. Did you know the Colonnade Hotel was once the Coral Gables Sales Center? Or that electric trolleys once connected downtown Coral Gables to downtown Miami? Visit historic Mediterranean Revival buildings, including a former Ford dealership, outdoor theater, and riding club. Newer additions to the cityscape help tell the complete downtown story. This 90 minute program is generously supported by the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables. $5 for Museum members, $10 for general public. Free for Bank of America-Merrill Lynch cardholders on the first full weekend of each month. The Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon. Call 305-603-8067. http://www.coralgablesmuseum.orgs

Giralda Al Fresco
Gather your fellow foodies and make your way to the new Giralda Plaza on Saturdays, when the entire block is restricted to pedestrian traffic only. Giralda restaurants are taking their tables to the open plaza for Giralda Al Fresco on Saturdays. Enjoy outdoor café seating for brunch, lunch and dinner with live music from noon to midnight. This event is presented by the City of Coral Gables and the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables. http://www.shopcoralgables.com/events1/

Saturday Wine Tastings at Uvaggio Wine Bar
Always wanted to ask questions without feeling embarrassed or belittled? Want to experience wines outside of your comfort zone without dropping cash on full bottles? Most every Saturday Uvaggio offers our special wine tasting from 5 to 6pm, bringing a different topic and focus to the table each weekend. Tasting subjects could include global wines of a specific grape varietal, exploring wines of a particular region or having some fun with topics like "great picnic wines" or "Mother's Day Wines" which were all made by female wine makers. Whatever the theme, you'll taste six wines, usually three whites and 3 reds, in a fun and interactive learning atmosphere. Uvaggio Wine Bar is located at 70 Miracle Mile. Call 305-448-2400. http://uvaggiowine.com/wine-tastings/

Spring Awakening at Area Stage Company
The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is coming to the Area Stage Company stage. Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body. Moritz -- a boy so traumatized by puberty that he can't concentrate on anything, begins to toy with his present failures and try to find ways to cope. While Melchior, who seemingly has life figured out, begins to accept and become overwhelmed by his closeness to adulthood and the consequences of having to grow up far to fast. In a world where adult figures are failing to listen, these teens have to search and find within themselves answers to the desire unlike anything they've ever felt. The performance begins at 7:30pm. Price: $10-Students under 22, $25-Adults. The Area Stage Company is located at 1560 S. Dixie Hwy. Call 305-666-2078. https://www.areastagecompany.com/copy-of-janis

The Legend Of Georgia McBride at GableStage
How can an Elvis impersonator with an empty bank account and a pregnant wife become a winning drag queen in the Florida panhandle? Casey's going to have to answer that question fast in this music-filled comedy about finding your true voice! Written by Matthew Lopez, the play is directed by Joseph Adler and features Clay Cartland, Dave Corey, Sean Patrick Doyle, Tom Wahl and Jade Wheeler. GableStage is located at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave. The play continues through June 25. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8pm, plus Sunday at 2 and 7pm. Call 305-445-1119. http://www.gablestage.org

It Should Have Been You at Miracle Theatre
Audiences are cordially invited to the wedding of the year, and the most entertaining and hysterically funny musical comedies to come direct from Broadway to Miami in years. The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature; his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And when the bride's ex-boyfriend shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than one can whistle, "Here Comes the Bride." The play continues through June 11. The Miracle Theatre is located at 280 Miracle Mile. Showtimes are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, plus Sunday at 3pm. Call 305-444-9293. http://www.actorsplayhouse.org

Late Night Movie: Ghostbusters at Gables Cinema
Ghosts: they're real, they're creepy, they're... slimy. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis create a service where they catch the nefarious spirits haunting New York City. The business is an instant success but the Ghostbusters find themselves in a battle against the ancient Babylonian demon Gozer. Co-starring Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver, and Ernie Hudson, Ghostbusters was a critical and box office success in 1984 and went on to spawn a sequel, two animated television series, and several video games. Don't miss this chance to see the classic comedy like never before: in glorious 70mm. The Gables Cinema presents the best films you never saw on the big screen (or maybe you did) from late-night cult classics to foreign favorites and even summer blockbusters every Saturday at 11:45 pm. Tickets include a free popcorn and happy hour. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for details. http://www.gablescinema.org


Sunday, May 28

Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Society Show and Sale
This weekend at Fairchild: The Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Show and Sale is considered one of the most beautiful shows of the year. Visitors are treated to an incredible display of rare and unusual plants grown by the society's members and by vendors who come from around the world and offer something for everyone. You will find a variety of ferns, hoyas, and crotons, flowering trees, orchids, aroids and more. Purchase something special for your own garden from many vendors and members. Society members will be available to share their knowledge and experience with you. The event takes place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Free with garden admission. Call 305-667-1651. http://www.fairchildgarden.org/events-community-outreach/events-details/artmid/486/articleid/1696/tropical-fern-and-exotic-plant

Waterway Canoe Tour
Enjoy a day out on the Coral Gables Waterway, a man-made system of canals that added 40 miles of waterfront to the City from Biscayne Bay through the residential section to the grand golf course at the Biltmore Hotel. This is a leisure canoeing experience led by EcoAdventure and Coral Gables Museum staff that encompasses both nature and history in a delightful blend of unique natural vistas and historic landmarks. A surprising amount of wildlife can be seen in the water and on the shore. Registrants will meet at the Coral Gables Museum at 9:30am and start with a self-guided audio tour of the exhibit Creating the Dream: George E. Merrick and His Vision for Coral Gables. Then, board a bus to the Waterway and onto your canoe for a 2 hour paddling adventure. The cost is $40 per person. Rain or shine. Advance registration required. The Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon. Call 305-603-8067. http://www.coralgablesmuseum.org

Sunday Brunch at JohnMartin's
Bring the friends and family to Johnmartin's On The Mile for Sunday Brunch from 11am to 3pm for a delightful dining experience. Enjoy the Smoked Salmon, French Toast Croissant, Omlettes, Steak and Eggs, Heather Honey and Whisky Apple Stuffed Pancakes. Choose from an array of international breakfasts including American, Irish, English, Scottish, Spanish and French, plus a special kid's menu. JohnMartin's Irish Pub and Restaurant is located at 253 Miracle Mile. Call 305-445-3777. http://www.JohnMartins.com

Weekend Brunch at Tarpon Bend
From 11:30am to 3pm on the weekends, enjoy a delightful brunch menu at Tarpon Bend, with remarkable offers on Champagne, Rosé and bottomless Mimosas. Specialties include The Chef's Omelette, The English Breakfast, Crab Cake Benny, Pamlette pancake, Nutty French Toast, Blackened Shrimp and Grits or Braised Beef with Truffled Eggs. Tarpon Bend Bar and Grill is located at 65 Miracle Mile. Call 305-444-3210. http://www.tarponbendrawbarandgrill.com/

Sunday Sounds at Fairchild Garden
Enjoy live music performed by student ensembles from the Frost School of Music in the Greenhouse Cafe starting at 1pm. Music range from classic to contemporary to jazz favorites. Concerts are free with Garden admissions. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Call 305-667-1651. http://www.fairchildgarden.org

Historic Biltmore Hotel Walking Tour
Meet in the hotel's main lobby of the Biltmore Hotel Sundays at 1200 Anastasia at 1:30pm to join a Dade Heritage Trust guide for a free hour long walking tour of the famed National Landmark Biltmore Hotel. Your guide will the history, architecture and culture of this beautifully restored 1926 building -- the most striking structure in the City Beautiful. Call 305-445-8066.

Giovanni R. Grullart - Chocoliza City
Enjoy a Meet and Greet with the Author Giovanni R. Grullart as you listen to the story of a Chocolate family narrated by Judy Beach, a talented child actress. The honorable President of the United States Barack Obama and the first lady Michelle Obama congratulated the author in 2016 with a letter from the White House where they considered the book Chocoliza City, as wonderful. Bring your children and invite your grandchildren, nephews, cousins, and tell your friends from 6 years and older. Meet the author at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 3pm. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com

Mainly Mozart: Youth And Love
The Youth and Love program features Metropolitan Opera baritone John Moore, soprano Ariadne Greif, and pianist Marina Radiushina performing work by Benjamin Britten: The Illuminations; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Songs, Arias and Duets; Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel; and Solos and Duets by Stephen Sondheim and Kurt Weill. The performance takes place at 4pm at the Granada Presbyterian Church at 950 University Drive. The Mainly Mozart Festival, presented by the Miami Chamber Music Society, brings an exceptional lineup of local and visiting artists to our community to perform great works of classical music. Tickets are $20. Call 786-556-1715. http://miamichambermusic.org/http://www.mainlymozart.com/

Yoga for Parkinson's Classes
Participate in Yoga classes meant to help Parkinson's patients on Sundays from 4 to 5pm. These complimentary programs are designed for those living with early onset Parkinson's and their care partners. Have fun and increase your muscle strength, power, balance and flexibility while working to reduce rigidity and bradykinesia. Green Monkey is located at 1430 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 116. Call 786-953-7709.http://www.greenmonkey.com/coralgables/

Spring Awakening at Area Stage Company
The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is coming to the Area Stage Company stage. Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body. Moritz -- a boy so traumatized by puberty that he can't concentrate on anything, begins to toy with his present failures and try to find ways to cope. While Melchior, who seemingly has life figured out, begins to accept and become overwhelmed by his closeness to adulthood and the consequences of having to grow up far to fast. In a world where adult figures are failing to listen, these teens have to search and find within themselves answers to the desire unlike anything they've ever felt. The performance begins at 7:30pm. Price: $10-Students under 22, $25-Adults. The Area Stage Company is located at 1560 S. Dixie Hwy. Call 305-666-2078. https://www.areastagecompany.com/copy-of-janis

Acoustic Open Mic Night at JohnMartin's
Fans of acoustic music gather at JohnMartin's on Sunday nights to enjoy the best local talent on the open mic stage, starting at 8pm. A fun, lively and comfortable venue for performing musicians, singers and songwriters in a live "unplugged" format and for fans of acoustic music of all stripes. Hosted by David Cohen and Bill Brock. JohnMartin's Irish Pub and Restaurant is located at 253 Miracle Mile. Call 305-445-3777. http://www.JohnMartins.com

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?
Now that Ryan Murphy's FX series Feud has concluded, everyone needs to return to the beginning by seeing What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? on the big screen. The inaugural screening of Flaming Classics will feature the Joan Crawford and Bette Davis film that inspired an entire sub-genre -- known as hagsploitation -- after its massive success and has stood the test of time as a great work by two actresses trying to reclaim their careers. Robert Aldrich's film, about a former child star who torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion, was described in 1962 as "a lurid melodrama of hate, revenge and murder, a high-class horror film, in the Hitchcock vein, with virtuoso performances from Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, and moments both searing and poignant," by The Hollywood Reporter. The screening at 8pm, presented on 35mm, will be followed by a special live performance. Cosford Cinema is located on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. Cash only. Call 305-284-4861. http://www.cosfordcinema.com


Monday, May 29
Memorial Day

Happy Hour at Miller's Ale House
Enjoy craft beers, handcrafted cocktails and $5 appetizers from 4 to 7pm at Miller's Ale House at 101 Miracle Mile. Meet up with friends to enjoy good times on the Mile, with indoor and outdoor seating, a great menu and plenty of big screens to watch your favorite sporting events. Call 305-444-3600. http://www.millersalehouse.com/location/coral-gables-ale-house

Schnitzel Fiesta at the Bierhaus
Enjoy the famous Wienerschnitzel (pork) or Jaegrschnitzel (chicken) with roasted potatoes or potato salad -- two for the price of one -- at Fritz and Franz Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way every Monday evening. In-house orders only. The Bierhaus is well known in Coral Gables for casual, authentic Bavarian cuisine, live music and a great selection of international beers, with a full bar. Call 305-774-1883. http://www.bierhaus.cc

Jazz It Up Mondays at Open Stage
The MJC Monday Night Rent Party starting at 8pm is South Florida's highest caliber weekly jazz event, with great musicians every week, a great piano, a great sound system, and a great audience which is there for the music. Your $10 donation at the door support this fine community arts program. Admission is free for MJC members and students with ID. http://www.miamijazz.org/


Tuesday, May 30

The Science behind Everglades Restoration and Sea Level Rise
Participate in a discussion where panelists will cover the science behind Everglades restoration and sea level rise. Graduate students studying in the Everglades will present their research in a poster session during a short reception in the Science Village at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden from 4 to 6:30pm. This event is free and intended for the general public. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Call 305-667-1651. http://www.fairchildgarden.org

Half-Off Happy Hour at JohnMartin's
Enjoy 1/2 off all spirits including premium and top shelf brands, house wines by the glass, and draft beers at John Martins Monday through Friday from 4 to 7pm. Groups of ten or more guests receive an extra hour of discounted drinks. Known for their excellent pub fare and welcome environment, JohnMartin's Irish Pub and Restaurant on Miracle Mile is an institution in Coral Gables. Call 305-445-3777. http://www.JohnMartins.com

Schnitzel Fiesta at the Bierhaus
Enjoy the famous Wienerschnitzel (pork) or Jaegrschnitzel (chicken) with roasted potatoes or potato salad -- two for the price of one -- at Fritz and Franz Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way every Tuesday evening. In-house orders only. The Bierhaus is well known in Coral Gables for casual, authentic Bavarian cuisine, live music and a great selection of international beers, with a full bar. Call 305-774-1883. http://www.bierhaus.cc

Alma de Tango at the Biltmore
Enjoy authentic Argentine Tango and Milonga classes at the Biltmore Hotel with IDO World Tango Champion Monica Llobet. It's dance instruction, it's a social club, it's a performance venue, all in one. If you love Tango and Milonga, this is the place. Advanced at 8pm, beginners' class at 9pm and Milonga at 10pm. The price is $20. Call 305-431-7727. https://www.facebook.com/almadetango/


Wednesday, May 31

Tarpon Bend $5 Burgers and Margaritas
The Tarpon Burger with fries is just $5 on Wednedays, as well as tasty margarita cocktails for the same price all day at Tarpon Bend, 65 Miracle Mile. One of Coral Gables' most popular meeting places, Tarpon Bend features fresh raw bar specialties, seafood, steaks and fresh garden salads, with lunch specials, a great beer and wine menu, plus a full cocktail bar. Call 305-444-3210. http://www.tarponbendrawbarandgrill.com/

Hard Hat Happy Hours in the Gables
Every Wednesday stop into your favorite watering hole for discounts and drink specials during Hard Hat Happy Hour. Participating venues include Bangkok Bangkok, Bellmont Spanish Restaurant, Benihana, BrickTop's, California Pizza Kitchen, Cibo Wine Bar, Delicatessen Patagonia, Divino Ceviche, Fritz & Franz Bierhaus, Open Stage Club, Seasons 52, Talavera, The Local and Vixi Gelateria. Read all about it on the Shop Coral Gables web page. http://www.shopcoralgables.com/blog/2017/01/19/hard-hat-happy-hours/

Wellness Wednesdays on the Mile
Grab your yoga mat and water bottle. The City of Coral Gables is happy to present Wellness Wednesdays in the Gables, a weekly fitness series offering free Yoga, Boot Camp and Zumba classes every Wednesday starting at 6pm, hosted in partnership with Green Monkey. The classes take place at the open-air plaza at 150 Miracle Mile, courtesy of the McBride Family. Reservations are not required and classes will be held on a weather-permitting basis. Call Green Monkey at 786-953-7709. http://www.CoralGables.com/wellnesswednesdays

Museum Preview Reception: "The Life and Art of Denman Fink"
Enjoy a special cocktail reception and sneak preview of a new exhibit at the museum from 6 to 8pm. Coral Gables' most important artist is recognized and celebrated in this career retrospective curated by historian and author Arva Moore Parks. Denman Fink, uncle of City founder George Merrick and first Artistic Advisor to the 1920s planned community of Coral Gables, enjoyed national success as an artist and left his artistic imprint all over our City. Merrick frequently said that his uncle Denman Fink, was the one who influenced him the most in his creation of Coral Gables. Evidence of Fink's artistic input can be felt in the City's early entrances, plazas, and spring-fed Venetian Pool. Visitors will have the opportunity to see original sketches, magazine illustrations, paintings, and architectural renderings by the most influential artist in the making of Coral Gables. Free for Museum members. $20 for non-members. The Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon. Call 305-603-8067. http://www.coralgablesmuseum.org

Backgammon at the Biltmore
One of the oldest board games known, Backgammon is a two player game where playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice, and a player wins by removing all of his pieces from the board before their opponent. Enjoy the local Backgammon tournaments plus live play, hosted by Leo Bueno. The Miami Backgammon Club meets each Wednesday at the Biltmore Hotel's The 19th Hole Bar & Grill at 7pm. It's free to join and play; $10 optional tournament entry fee. Leo will pick up the $10 tournament entry fee for the first kid (18 and under) that comes out to play. 305-669-5260. http://miamibackgammon.com/

Game Night At JohnMartin's
Wednesday is Game Night at JohnMartin's. Gamers gotta game. Challenge your firneds. Play all your favorite games at JohnMartins. While the restaurant naturally includes some typical Irish dishes, their selection of entrees is extensive, ranging from typical American to Continental. This iconic Gables venue has long been a favorite place for friends to meet, featuring a 20 foot mahogany bar, with large scale furniture and fixtures throughout their restaurant imported from a church in Ireland. Call 305-445-3777. http://www.johnmartins.com


Thursday, June 1

Mojito Madness Thursdays At Tarpon Bend
Stop into Tarpon Bend Thursday for $3.50 Mojitos all day, including Watermelon, Blackberry, Grapefruit, Pineapple and Cantaloupe. In addition, the happy hour runs from 3 to 10pm with 2 for 1 drinks. Tarpon Bend offers an award-winning menu of fresh seafood appetizers and entrees, daily meal specials, with a fine selection of beer and drinks in a lively, casual atmosphere directly on Miracle Mile. Call 305-444-3210. http://www.tarponbend.com

Taste Of The Gables
Get a taste of Coral Gables Restaurant Week by attending the annual kick-off event, Taste of the Gables from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Coral Gables Museum. Taste some of the best bites prepared by more than 20 of Coral Gables Restaurant Week's participating restaurants. Guest judges will sample each participant's dish to determine who will hold the coveted title of Best Taste of the Gables. Tickets are $45 for General Admission which includes sampling of signature dishes from 20+ Downtown Coral Gables restaurants, sprits by Don Julio tequila and Ketel One vodka, with live entertainment. VIP admission for $65 includes access to all GA areas, open bar, access to two VIP areas including a rooftop deck and lounge, plus a cool swag bag. VIP Ticket sales are limited to the first 100 patrons. Call 305-569-0311. https://tickets.completeticketsolutions.com/TOG/Online/default.asp

Trivia Night at JohnMartin's
Drink and Think. It's Trivia Night at JohnMartin's, starting at 8pm. Gather your team of brainiacs to show them how it's done. Known for their excellent pub fare and welcome environment, JohnMartin's Irish Pub and Restaurant on Miracle Mile is an institution in Coral Gables. Call 305-445-3777. http://www.JohnMartins.com


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