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A Borrowed Identity at Gables Cinema
First love, school bullies, British New Wave... and SCUD missiles. This bittersweet 80s coming-of-age drama from director Eran Riklis (The Syrian Bride, The Lemon Tree) adapts two semi-autobiographical novels by the popular Arab-Israeli Sayed Kashua. Eyad is a gifted Arab teenager who wins the chance to attend one of the most prestigious Jewish boarding schools in Israel. Isolated and lonely at first, Eyad soon befriends Jonathan and Naomi. But heartbreak, personal tragedy and the broken politics of the region destroy their temporary adolescent idyll. As Eyad moves into manhood, he is forced to make impossible decisions about where he will stand -- and who he will be -- in a divided country. The New York Times praised the impressive acting and sublime literary pacing. Variety calls it Mr. Riklis' strongest film in years. A Borrowed Identity was the hit of the Locarno and Telluride Film Festivals. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for showtimes.

Festival Miami tickets go on sale
Florida's Premier Live Music Festival provides world-class musical programming in diverse styles to all of South Florida, as it continues its cultural and community legacy beginning October 16. The University of Miami Frost School of Music hosts Festival Miami on its picturesque Coral Gables campus in comfortable and intimate venues including the newly renovated Maurice Gusman Concert Hall and the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance. Many performances sell out early, so check the web site now for details.

Friday, July 24

Friday Night Karaoke at JohnMartin's
Those brave enough to step on stage will let their inner superstar shine at JohnMartin's each Friday night at 10pm. Enjoy a night of fun while everyone sings along to their favorite Karaoke tunes. John Martin's Irish Pub & Restaurant is located at 253 Miracle Mile. Call 305-445-3777.

Saturday, July 25

Yoga on the Lawn at the Village of Merrick Park
Athleta at the Village of Merrick Park presents yoga on the lawn, starting at 9am. The cost is a $20 donation to the National Parkinson Foundation. Athleta will be having a raffle for a yoga mat and gift card and all participants will receive a goodie bag. Go to the web site for more information and to make your donation today or you can RSVP to 305.779.8943. Email:

Kids: Hansel and Gretel at Miracle Theatre
This enchanting musical follows Gretel, the poor woodcutter's daughter, and her brother Hansel, who has a veracious appetite, on a magical journey into a mysterious forest. There they encounter lively Fairies, mischievous Woodsprites, a very protective Sandman and of course a Witch with a delicious cottage and an interesting recipe for Gingerbread Men. Based on the classic story by the Brothers Grimm. Music from the Opera by Engelbert Humperdink; lyrics by Adelheid Wette. The Miracle Theatre is located at 280 Miracle Mile. Showtime is Saturday at 2pm and the final performance is this Saturday. Call 305-444-9293.

Truchard Vineyards Tasting: Napa Carneros Estate Wine
Crown Liquors at 1590 S. Dixie Highway presents a complimentary Truchard Vineyards Tasting from 2 to 5pm. Enjoy these Napa Carneros Estate Wines hosted by Suzanne Truchard, a unique and intimate experience, held in the beautiful Cellar Room. Extra: Fulcrum Pinot Noir Sit-down Wine Tasting begins after this event is over (6pm). If you would like to stay for that, you can pay $15 when the event begins. RSVP to 786-621-9463.

Hippocrates at Cosford Cinema
Closing night of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Critics' Week, Hippocrates, Diary Of A French Doctor is a darkly comic portrait of a Paris hospital as seen through the eyes of a young intern, Benjamin, played by Vincent Lacoste (Eden), who begins his internship at the hospital ward run by his father. Confident and determined that he will quickly become a successful doctor, Vincent soon realizes that the reality of the medical world is a lot grimmer than what he had imagined. He is also overshadowed by his co-junior partner Abdel, a foreign doctor, played by Reda Kateb (Lost River, Zero Dark Thirty) who's obviously more competent than he is but who's forced to work as an intern because of his immigrant status. When Vincent makes a medical error, his father quickly covers it up but Abdel is not fooled. Hippocrates, Diary Of A French Doctor is framed as a rite of passage set against a social backdrop and offers an ultra-realistic vision of the French public medical system. Helmed by Thomas Lilti, an M.D himself, the film was a box-office hit in its native France, earned Reda Kateb a Cesar for best supporting actor, and is currently touring US festivals such as Rendez Vous With French Cinema in New York and COLCOA in Los Angeles. The movie plays at 8pm. Cosford Cinema is located on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. Cash only. Call 305-284-4861.

Summer Cabaret Concert Series at Deering Estate
Enjoy concerts in the intimate setting of the historic Stone House ballroom at the Deering Estate at Cutler during the Summer Cabaret Concert Series. Jazz vocalist and Miami native LeNard Rutledge has been compared to the legendary Lou Rawls. The concert begins at 8pm and the gates open at 7. Individual tickets are $20. Bring refreshments and snacks to enjoy during the show. Arrive early for preferred seating. The Deering Estate at Cutler is located at 16701 S.W. 72nd Avenue. Call 305-235-1668 x233.

Unnecessary Farce at Miracle Theatre
Two Cops. Three Crooks. Eight Doors. Go. Enjoy this Contemporary American Farce at Miracle Theatre, garnering some very good reviews. The final play of the season comes not from New York, but from regional theatre success around the country. In an economy hotel room, an embezzling mayor is about to meet his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's occupying which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man and why the accountant keeps taking her clothes off. This riotously funny new comedy is full of mix-ups and mayhem. The Miracle Theatre is located at 280 Miracle Mile. Showtimes are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, plus Sunday at 3pm. The play continues through August 9. Call 305-444-9293.

Sunday, July 26

Open Mic Night every Sunday at JohnMartin's
Starting at 8pm, enjoy some amazing tunes from very talented solo singers and local bands. Open Mic Night allows local Miami and Broward County bands to perform all night long. The bands begin playing at 8pm and continue till close. John Martin's Irish Pub & Restaurant is located at 253 Miracle Mile. Call 305-445-3777.

Monday, July 27

Monday Rent Party features Sammy Figueroa and friends
Sammy Figueroa celebrates the release of his fourth album "Imaginary World," featuring Silvano Monasterios and Gabriel Vivas on Savant Records. With stunning compositions and arrangements by Monasterios and Vivas, this album demonstrates that Miami is indeed the source of the best Latin jazz in the world. On Monday, the Miami Jazz Cooperative will be hosting Sammy's CD Release Party at the Open Stage Club, 2325 Galiano at 8pm. It's the weekly MJC Rent Party, giving South Florida audiences a chance to hear these incredible and exciting musicians, featuring Sammy Figueroa, percussion and leader Silvano Monasterios, piano and musical director Gabriel Vivas, bass and musical director Cisco Dimas, trumpet John Michalak, sax Michael Piolet, drums. $10 admission, or $25 admission includes a signed CD. The event takes place at the Open Stage Club, 2325 Galiano at 8pm.

Tuesday, July 28

Two For One Schnitzel Night at the Bierhaus
Enjoy two Wiener (pork) or Chicken Schnitzel with potato salad 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.

Wednesday, July 29

JohnMartin's Girly Night every Wednesday
Summer nights at JohnMartin's features Girly Night from 7 to 10pm, catering to the ladies who will be lavished with champagne glassed servings of very special flavored (and priced) drinks. Ladies can also enjoy modeling of the latest fashions by Miracle Mile boutiques. John Martin's Irish Pub & Restaurant is located at 253 Miracle Mile. Call 305-445-3777.

Thursday, July 30

Trivia Night At JohnMartin's every Thursday
Calling all brainiacs and trivia experts. Answer questions based on fun facts about celebrities, music, history and more, starting at 7pm at JohnMartin's every Thursday evening. The winner of the first round will win a $25 gift card to John Martin's and the winner of the final round could win a $50 gift card. Each customer must have an open tab of $15 to participate in the final round. John Martin's Irish Pub & Restaurant is located at 253 Miracle Mile. Call 305-445-3777.

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet Performance
The Community Arts Program (CAP) 2015 Summer Concert Series presents the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet at the Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Boulevard at 8pm. Jason Marsalis, his older siblings -- Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo -- and jazz pianist father, Ellis, are New Orleans' venerable first family of jazz. Jason is well known for his prodigious drumming. However, with the release of 2013's In a World of Mallets, listeners now recognize Jason for his unique sound on the vibraphones. Here's to an absolutely mesmerizing evening with Jason Marsalis (vibes), Will Goble (bass), David Potter (drums), and Austin Johnson (piano). Tickets are $30-$50 in advance. Call 305-448-7421 x153.

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