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Enjoy the summertime with friends and family. Here's the weeklylist of Great Gables Events to get you started.

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Living is Easy With Eyes Closed at Gables Cinema
(Vivir Es Fácil Con Los Ojos Cerrados) is a gem of a movie now playing at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. Winner of Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and three other top awards at this year's Goyas, the title is derived from a line in John Lennon's Strawberry Fields Forever. "Living is easy with eyes closed. Misunderstanding all you see." Set in 1960s, Franco-era Spain, the film follows Cámara, an English teacher who utilizes Beatle's song lyrics to teach his students. The devotee sets out on a journey to Almería where Lennon is playing the character of Gripweed in "How I Won the War." Outwardly a light-hearted comedy, the film illuminates the repression of everyday life under the dictatorship. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon, directly across from Books and Books. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for showtimes. http://www.gablescinema.org

Summer Camps at the Youth Center
Check out the Summer Camps available at the War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive. The City of Coral Gables offers more than 20 summer camps for ages 4-18 and all types of interests such as sports, arts, fitness, gymnastics, and more. http://www.coralgables.com/index.aspx?page=877

Swimming Lessons at Venetian Pool
Every summer the members of the Venetian Aquatic Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching children and adults Red Cross Swimming at beautiful, historic Coral Gables Venetian Pool, present a robust schedule of swimming lessons for kids ages 5 years up to adults. The pool is located at 2701 DeSoto Blvd. Call 305-460-5406. http://www.venetianaquaticclub.org/


Friday, July 11

Nathan Lane Stars In The Nance at Gables Cinema
Don't miss two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane in the Broadway production of The Nance coming to the Gables Cinema on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 11 to July 13 at 1pm each day. Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles (a gay man in his personal life) playing a headliner called "the nance," a stereotypically camp gay man and master of comic double entendre -- usually played by a straight man, and his fellow performers. Performances are captured live and presented in high quality 2K Digital Cinema Projection that brings Broadway to the Gables. Tickets are $20 and unde. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon, directly across from Books & Books. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for showtimes. http://www.gablescinema.org

Bastille Day Event with Societá Dante Alighieri
Enjoy an aperitive and a toast with friends in honor of France on the occasion of Bastille Day (La Fête Nationale) from 5:30 to 7pm to celebrate the art exhibition, Réminiscence, by Geff Strik, a collection of paintings on canvas, rendered in oil and acrylic. These are the most recent works of the artist Geff Strik, held in Florida. The paintings were inspired by the artist's impressions and reflections on today's vision of France. Geff Strik has made Florida his home since 2006. The first Bastille Day celebration on the 14 July 1790 was a celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille and the unity of the French Nation during the French Revolution one year earlier. A $10 donation is requested. Societá Dante Alighieri is located at 300 Aragon. Call 305-529-6633. http://www.dantemiami.org/

Coral Gables Museum hosts the Art of Pele Reception
The Art of Pele, in conjunction with the Museum's Summer of Soccer presents a reception and sale at 6pm. Pelé, as the world knows him, is considered to be the greatest footballer in the history of the game. To capture the many personal and significant moments of his life and career, Pelé has created a unique and colorful art collection, inspired by a story that he tells in his own hand and style, revealing thoughts and emotions that bring the many cherished personal memories of his career to life. Over 20 original artworks and prints will be available for sale at this closing reception. Proceeds benefit the museum. The Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon. Call 305-603-8067. http://www.coralgablesmuseum.org


Saturday, July 12

22nd Annual International Mango Festival
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will once again celebrate the mango at the 22nd Annual International Mango Festival from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Grab a famous Fairchild mango smoothie and make your way through Mangoville, where vendors will be selling a multitude of mango dishes and products. Sample a variety of rare, freshly cut mangos for $1 and vote which cultivar is your favorite in the Mango Tasting Room. Don't miss the Mangos of the World display, the largest mango collection in the world. On Sunday at 2pm, these mangos will be sold at the Mango Auction. For a tropical culinary experience, make reservations for the Mango Brunchon Sunday at 11am where you'll savor unique mango creations from some of Miami's best chefs. Try your hand at making your own mango dishes by attending cooking demos. Plus, there will be trees and fruit to buy in the International Fruit Market, works of art to view, fun activities for the kids and lots more. The Festival is free with Garden admission -- $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6 to 17 and free for Garden members and kids 5 and under. Eco discounts are available for anyone who walks, bikes or takes public transportation to the Festival. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Call 305-667-1651. http://www.fairchildgarden.org

Teana Tache - Turned Upside Down
Turned Upside Down has been written to assist in guiding children through the grieving process by way of their own spiritual journey. It has been written as a conversation between a child and their loved one, designed as a memory keepsake and amazingly illustrated to encourage light, love and forever memories. It is the author's wish to open conversations with children and adults, allowing them to process, understand and embrace the loss of their very special someone. Meet the author at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 11am. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com

Family Day at Coral Gables Museum
Take the family a free, fun-filled Family Day at the Coral Gables Museum. Special activities include a 2pm interactive storytelling of "Sleepover at the World Cup in Brazil" and a 3pm live theater performance by City Theater. Plus, soccer-inspired games such as foosball, FIFA 2014 Xbox game and a mini soccer field are featured in this summer's blockbuster exhibit 12 Stadiums, 12 Cities: Brazil 2014, World Soccer Destination. And be sure to vote for your favorite photos in the Capture Coral Gables exhibit to help determine prize winners. The Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon. Call 305-603-8067. http://www.coralgablesmuseum.org

Nathan Lane Stars In The Nance at Gables Cinema
Don't miss two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane in the Broadway production of The Nance coming to the Gables Cinema at 1pm. Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles (a gay man in his personal life) playing a headliner called "the nance," a stereotypically camp gay man and master of comic double entendre -- usually played by a straight man, and his fellow performers. Performances are captured live and presented in high quality 2K Digital Cinema Projection that brings Broadway to the Gables. Tickets are $20 and unde. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon, directly across from Books & Books. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for showtimes. http://www.gablescinema.org

Kids: Pinocchio at Miracle Theater
Based on the book by Carlo Collodi this lively musical follows Pinocchio, "an almost real boy" on his many mis-adventures. His father, Geppetto the Puppetmaker, tries to steer him clear of the likes of the Fox and the Cat, Candlewick and the Coachman and of course Monstro the Whale. Will Pinocchio sacrifice all and become a real boy? Only the Blue Fairy knows for sure. A classic story for all ages. The Miracle Theatre is located at 280 Miracle Mile. Showtimes are Saturday afternoon at 2pm. Call 305-444-9293. http://www.actorsplayhouse.org


Sunday, July 13

22nd Annual International Mango Festival
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will once again celebrate the mango at the 22nd Annual International Mango Festival from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Grab a famous Fairchild mango smoothie and make your way through Mangoville, where vendors will be selling a multitude of mango dishes and products. Sample a variety of rare, freshly cut mangos for $1 and vote which cultivar is your favorite in the Mango Tasting Room. Don't miss the Mangos of the World display, the largest mango collection in the world. On Sunday at 2pm, these mangos will be sold at the Mango Auction. For a tropical culinary experience, make reservations for the Mango Brunchon Sunday at 11am where you'll savor unique mango creations from some of Miami's best chefs. Try your hand at making your own mango dishes by attending cooking demos. Plus, there will be trees and fruit to buy in the International Fruit Market, works of art to view, fun activities for the kids and lots more. The Festival is free with Garden admission -- $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6 to 17 and free for Garden members and kids 5 and under. Eco discounts are available for anyone who walks, bikes or takes public transportation to the Festival. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Call 305-667-1651. http://www.fairchildgarden.org

Nathan Lane Stars In The Nance at Gables Cinema
Don't miss two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane in the Broadway production of The Nance coming to the Gables Cinema at 1pm. Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles (a gay man in his personal life) playing a headliner called "the nance," a stereotypically camp gay man and master of comic double entendre -- usually played by a straight man, and his fellow performers. Performances are captured live and presented in high quality 2K Digital Cinema Projection that brings Broadway to the Gables. Tickets are $20 and unde. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon, directly across from Books & Books. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for showtimes. http://www.gablescinema.org

Woman's Club Tea Party Benefits Children's Dental Clinic
The Coral Gables Woman's Club Is having a Tea Party to benefit their May Van Sickle Children's Dental Clinic, which provides free dental care for underserved children in the Miami-Dade area. Enjoy door prizes, refreshments, opportunity prizes and more. Wear your prettiest, funniest or most original hat for the occasion. Festivities begin at 2pm. A $20 donation is suggested. The historic Woman's Club is located at 1001 East Ponce. Reserve with: Mayra Dominguez – mayradominguezcgwc@gmail.com or Linda Hartwell at 954-447-4429.


Monday, July 14

4th Annual Global Foundation Golf Tournament
The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development and the prestigious Forbes Dominican Republic will team up to host the 4th Annual Golf Tournament Monday. The event will feature the participation of over 100 players, and the former president of the Dominican Republic and current president of GFDD, Dr. Leonel Fernandez Reyna, will attend. Registration and welcome brunch begin at 11am and the tournament gets underway with a shotgun start at 12:30pm. At the conclusion of the tournament, at approximately 6:30pm, the Award Ceremony will begin with remarks by Dr. Reyna, followed by a special dinner for the players. The proceeds from this event will help fund social programs related to environmental protection and arts promotion. The player fee is $1,000 per person. The Biltmore Hotel Miami is located at 1200 Anastasia Avenue. Call Kenia Hernández at 212-751-5000. http://www.GFDDgolf.org/2014

Bastille Day 2014 with Pascal's On Ponce
On Monday, July 14, 2013, Chef Pascal is celebrating the 225th Bastille Day Anniversary, with a summer a la carte menu. Also Pascal's will be featuring a traditional three course prix fixe menu for $69.95 including traditional French specialties. The bartender will also be mixing French accented cocktails.
Limited seatings are 6 and 10pm. Call 305-444-2024. Pascal's On Ponce is located at 2611 Ponce. http://www.PascalMiami.com


Tuesday, July 15

Alma de Tango at the Biltmore
Bringing the elegance of Argentine Tango to South Florida each Tuesday, Alma de Tango creates an intimate atmosphere of a Buenos Aires Milonga transported to the Country Club Ballroom inside the Historic Biltmore Hotel. Learn the tango with IDO World Argentine Tango Champion, Monica Llobet. Her weekly group classes are designed for all levels. From beginning basic steps and technique, to advance musicality and philosophy. As the evening continues; dance the night away with ur DJ's signature selection ranging from classic music by top Tango orchestras to Nuevo Tango by innovative new groups. Continuing with the theme of the night, the hotel will have a special selection of Argentine wines. $20 Includes Classes & Milonga. Cash Bar. Call 305-431-7727. https://www.facebook.com/almadetango


Wednesday, July 16

Patricia Perisse Bochi - Your Upward Journey
Do you want to see life from a different perspective? Patricia Bochi shares obstacles based on her personal experiences in Your Upward Journey -- It's Easier Than You Think. Learn how to be happy and motivated despite the daily challenges you s easier than you think. Life is too short and exciting to settle for anything less than achieving your full potential. It's never too late to start over. It's your choice. Meet the author at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 6:30pm. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com

Mid-Life 2! (The Crisis Continues) at Miracle Theatre
Brand new, hot off the press, and just as hilarious as it's predecessor, Mid-Life 2! (The Crisis Continues) will take you back into your middle ages with a hilariously tuneful look at the ever-growing legion of Mid-Lifers. Sketch comedy and musical comedy combine in this very funny and entertainingly witty new musical, guaranteed to serve up reflections of all our lives. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm through August 17. Tickets range from $35 to $48. 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


Thursday, July 17

Gables Museum: Stadium Series
AIA Miami and the Coral Gables Museum and present The Stadium Series, reflecting on the Urban and Economic Impact of Stadiums, from 6 to 8pm, moderated by Hernan Guerrero. From the Coliseum in Rome to the Bird's Nest in Beijing, from Fenway to the Astrodome. All stadiums have an urban and economic impact -- some more successful than others. Enjoy this presentation on some of the best and worst stadiums in our world's history. This event will take place at the Coral Gables Museum. Regular museum admission rates apply. The Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon. Call 305-603-8067. http://www.coralgablesmuseum.org

Summer Concert Series: Celino Romero, Classical Guitarist
Celino Romero, grandson of the famous Celedonio Romero, is recognized by countless fans as the youngest member of the renowned Los Romeros, the Romero Guitar Quartet, where Celino is joined by his father, Celin, Uncle Pepe, and cousin Lito. As a soloist, Celino is no less remarkable, performing in numerous recitals and appearances with such orchestras as the San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony, Ottawa Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and many others. Celino has certainly earned his title within "The Royal Family of the Guitar." As with his Uncle Pepe in last year's Summer Concert Series, the 2014 Summer Concert Series brings another unforgettable night of guitar. Here's to another purely intimate and astoundingly magical evening! Coral Gables United Church of Christ is located at 3010 DeSoto Boulevard. Call 305-448-7421 x153. http://communityartsprogram.org

Storyscaping: Stop Creating Ads, Start Creating Worlds
Marketers, technologists, and corporate leaders are looking for ways to more effectively connect consumers with their brand. Storyscapes introduces "storyscaping" as a way to create immersive experiences that solve the challenge of connecting brands and consumers. This book describes a powerful new approach to advertising and marketing for the digital age that involves using stories to design emotional and transactional experiences for customers, both online and offline. Meet the authors at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com


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