On the week before Thanksgiving holiday, there's plenty of wonderful opportuities here in Coral Gables. Enjoy the good weather and the assortment of Great Gables Events in our little town in the coming days.
Robert and Robin Burr
Miami Book Fair November 16-23
The Miami Book Fair International is an eight-day literary party in
November. In its 31st year, the book fair will open Sunday, November
16th with the popular "Evenings With" series, featuring six nights of
readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and
around the world. During Street Fair weekend, more than 250 publishers
and booksellers exhibit and sell books, with special features like the
antiquarians, who showcase of signed first editions, original
manuscripts and other collectibles. http://www.miamibookfair.com/
Life of Riley at Gables Art Cinema
French New Wave pioneer Alain Resnais' swan song feature, Life of Riley,
sees Resnais working with a cadre of his usual actors and a fast-paced,
witty script adapted from an Alan Ayckbourn (A Small Family Business)
play of the same name to create a wonderfully whimsical tale of the ways
in which the lives of friends intertwine, providing the perfect marriage
of stage and screen. This lighthearted look at the comedic foibles of
friendship and life is the perfect blend of whimsy and wisdom for Miami
audiences. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon, directly
across from Books & Books. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for
Look Ahead: Chihuly Returns to Fairchild Garden in December
Glass artist Dale Chihuly brings never-before-seen glass creations to
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden during Art Basel in a new in-depth
exhibit on view from December 6 to May 31.
Friday, November 14
U.S.-Peru Relations: A Growing Partnership
The University of Miami's Center For Hemispheric Policy presents
U.S.-Peru Relations: A Growing Partnership, with Lawrence J. Gumbiner,
Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru. The event
takes place at the Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive at 8pm.
Call Michael Graybeal at (305) 284-9918. http://www.miami.edu/chp
Saturday, November 15
Deering Goes To The Birds
Visit the Deering Estate at Cutler to connect with local bird conservation organizations. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a full day of Deering Goes to the Birds from 10am to 4pm. Explore Deering Estate's natural areas and take bird walks led by local birding experts and enthusiasts. Activities include: Historic House Tours at 10:30am and 3pm, Bird Walks at 12:30 and 4pm and fun bird-inspired programs, games and more. Please note that there will be no food vendors at this event. Admission is free for Deering Estate Foundation members and children 3 and under; $7 general admission. The Deering Estate at Cutler is located at 16701 S.W. 72nd Avenue. Call 305-235-1668 x233.
Coral Gables and Pinecrest Gardens: making history
The Historical Preservation Association of Coral Gables has been invited by Pinecrest Gardens to be a launch sponsor of the Philip Haas's Four Seasons exhibit -- a towering installation of fantastical sculptures inspired by 16th-century Italian art, adapted to modern times, through a play of scale, material and dimensionality. The Kick-Off Launch Party will be 5:30 to 7pm at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road.
Purple Day benefits Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Five years ago the co-founder of Lauren's Face the Day, Alan Sales, was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. A disease with a less than 11% survival rate and few treatment options. The team at Lauren's Face the Day Spa decided that a change needed to be made and Purple Day was founded, featuring an evening at the Spa with live entertainment, food, wine, raffle prizes and an auction at 386 Minorca Avenue starting at 6pm, benefitting Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Call 305-448-9400.
Evening on the Plaza at the Museum
The community honors David Evensky, Thelma Gibson, H.T. Smith and Judith Weissel with the Coral Gables Museum 2014 Community Achievement Awards beginning at 6:30pm at the Museum. Celebrate these remarkable citizens whose passion and commitment have improved the quality of life for countless individuals in Coral Gables and beyond with cocktails, dinner, live music and complimentary valet parking. Cocktail Attire. Individual Tickets $250. Inquire about table sponsorships.link for tickets
Yleana Bautista performs Bach
Enjoy compositions by J.S. Bach and Gurdjieff/de Hartmann at a Piano recital with Yleana Bautista at Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Drive at 7pm. Admission is $30.
Miami Acting Company: Fiddler On The Roof
Enjoy live performances of Fiddler On The Roof in the Banyan Bowl at inecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road Friday & Saturday at 8pm plus Sunday at 7:30pm. General admission tickets: $30 ($25 seniors; $20 students w/ID). For an additional $20, attend a special VIP Wine and Nosh Event prior to the Saturday, November 15 performance and then enjoy preferred seating (a limited number of tickets available). Miami Acting Company seeks to promote awareness and appreciation of the performing arts in Miami-Dade and surrounding communities through the presentation of live theatrical performances. Call 877-496-8499. http://miamiactingco.org
Sunday, November 16
Bella Thorne - Autumn Falls
Filled with personal elements from Bella's own life, Autumn Falls is the first book in Bella Thorne's new series with everything readers will love and relate to: a real girl trying to find her own inner strength and be the best she can be, with a hint of magic and mystery. With her fiery red hair, new-girl outsider status, and tendency to be a total klutz, Autumn Falls definitely isn't flying below the radar at Aventura High. Luckily, she makes some genuine friends who take her under their wing. But she also manages to get on the wrong side of the school's queen bee, and then finds out the guy she's started to like, funny and sweet Sean, hangs with the mean crowd. You must purchase a copy of Autumn Falls (Delacorte, $18.99) in order to enter the signing line. Meet the author at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 4pm. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com
Monday, November 17
Jazz Mondays at Open stage
The Open Stage Club offers live Jazz every Monday evening. Enjoy the taste of a decadent meal, smell and sip a fine wine, enjoy local artists, get up and play the yourself instruments. Listen to what our local comedians, musicians and performing artists have to offer, all in a great environment at the Open Stage Club, 2325 Galiano. Call 305-441-7902. http://www.openstageclub.com/
Tuesday, November 18
Pursuing Peace and Progress in Colombia
The University of Miami's Center For Hemispheric Policy presents The New Santos Administration: Pursuing Peace and Progress in Colombia. The program includes: Political Prospects with Bruce Bagley, Professor, Department of International Studies at University of Miami; Economic Outlook with Alberto Bernal-León, Head of Research and Partner, Bulltick Capital Markets, LLC of Miami, Florida; and Security and Peace Negotiations with Román Ortiz, Director, Decisive Point at Bogotá,
Colombia. The event takes place at the Conrad Miami's Lisbon Room B at
1395 Brickell Avenue. Contact Michael Graybeal at 305-284-9918. http://www.miami.edu/chp
HPA of CG Annual Meeting
The Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables is holding its
annual meeting at the CG Library this year on November 18 at 6pm with an
evening chock-full of fun facts, archival treasures, photos, and yes,
even a tour of often missed historical artifacts. Lots of books too.
Speakers will include Lisa Bennett, Chair of the Library Advisory Board
and Thorn Grafton, grandson of muralist Kay Pancoast, whose mural graces
the historically-designated library and is marking its 45th anniversary.
A short history of the Coral Gables Library will be presented. Refreshments will be served. This is a free event and all are welcome.
Please RSVP via email to: email@example.com
Wednesday, November 19
Music in the Arboretum at UM
Bring a blanket and join the Stamps Brass Quintet for an evening of
music and nature at the University of Miami Arboretum at 6pm, sponsored
by Frost MusicReach. The Arboretum is a collection of important trees
and plants that have been assembled for the purposes of eduction and
research. It is also a place of peace and connection with nature,
inspiring interest in tropical trees as well as a better understanding
for the history and importance of the plant world. Call 305-284-6755. https://www.facebook.com/FrostMusicReach
Ortanique Wine Tasting
On the third Wednesday of every month, join your friends at Ortanique On
The Mile for a special tasting of more than 20 wines with passed hors
d'oeuvres for $20. Stay for dinner to receive 10% off your meal.
Ortanique features a delightful menu of Caribbean specialties, a
well-stocked bar with world-class cocktails and an eclectic wine list to
compliment the fine cuisine. Call 305-446-7710.
Thursday, November 20
Open Stage Night Every Thursday
Enjoy the opportunity to jam with professional musicians on stage every
Thursday evening in a great environment at the Open Stage Club, 2325
Galiano. Call 305-441-7902. http://www.openstageclub.com/