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The heat is on. Whether boating in Biscayne Bay, waterskiing in the lakes, scuba diving in the deep blue sea, hunting for lobsters, splashing in Venetian Pool -- or just relaxing in the shade -- 'tis the season for finding ways to beat the heat in South Florida.

There's also many fine indoor options with plenty of Great Gables Events to choose from in the coming days.

Don't forget First Friday Gallery Night. Make plans to enjoy your quality time with friends and family as you consider these items of interest in our little town.

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Boyhood at Gables Cinema winning critical attention
A refreshingly unique American drama, Boyhood is written, co-produced and directed by Richard Linklater, starring Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater and Ethan Hawke. The film was shot intermittently over a twelve-year period from the summer of 2002 to October, 2013 and premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim. Boyhood has been declared a landmark of modern cinema by many notable film critics, with particular praise aimed at the film's direction, acting, and sheer scope. 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.

Centolire Trattoria Italiana Opens its Doors
Neapolitan chef and New York City restaurateur Roberto Patriarca announces the opening of Centolire (One Hundred Pounds) at 1569 Sunset Drive, just steps away from the Shops at Sunset Place. The trattoria will offer fresh homemade pastas and other specialties from various regions of Italy, particularly Sicily, along with an extensive selection of wines. Throughout the first week of the grand opening, each table will be treated to complimentary antipasto and each person a glass of prosecco. Centolire Trattoria Italiana is located at 1569 Sunset Drive. Call 305-740-5844.

Fred Astaire in Coral Gables brings home 30 trophies
At the recent Fred Astaire Dance Studios World Championships held in Las Vegas, 64 dance studio teams competed with 14,000 entries over five days. Our own Coral Gables dance team brought home 30 trophies at this distinguished global gathering, including 1st Place Top Studio, 16 first place awards in the championships, six second place trophies and three third place awards. Stop by the local Fred Astaire Dance Studio at 4008 Aurora to learn more about these accomplishments and to discover the joie de vivre and magic of dance. Call 305-443-0085.

Panzerotti's Cucina Italiana on Miracle Mile
A delicious piece of Italy has arrived at the heart of Coral Gables at 98 Miracle Mile. Panzerotti's Cucina Italiana recently opened its doors serving authentic dishes from l'Italia's southern region including the famous and mouth-watering panzerotti -- deep fried pockets of dough stuffed with a variety of fillings. The tasty treat is a small version of a calzone, but made with softer dough and most commonly filled with delicious tomato and mozzarella. Call 786-391-3864.

Tax Free Shopping This Weekend For Back-to-School Supplies
During Florida's sales tax holiday weekend, you can shop for back-to-school supplies with savings on clothing, footwear, certain school supplies and clothing accessories, personal computers among other items.

Friday, August 1
First Friday Gallery Night

Gallery Night Exhibit at Benitez Fine Art
H. Benitez Fine Art Gallery will be presenting some of the finest originals and giclees of Humberto's work, including the grand "Sugar and Spice," a sepia comparsa that will take your breath away. Rnjoy the reception from 6:30pm to 10pm at 305 Alcazar, Suite 4. Call 786-877-1045.

Group Show: Modern and Contemporary Art at Cernuda Arte
Join friends at the First Friday Gallery Night reception of an exhibition which highlights modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures and works on paper by over thirty artists from 7 to 10pm at Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce. Call 305-461-1050.

Art Exhibit at Dante Alighieri
The public is invited to attend the opening reception for a exhibit of art and photography by Anna E. Pedron Brana from 7 to 9pm at Societa Dante Alighieri, 300 Aragon. RSVP is suggested: 305-529-6633.

The 5 Dharma Types: Vedic Wisdom for Discovering Your Purpose & Destiny
Author Simon Chokoisky explains the five Dharma archetypes -- Warrior, Educator, Merchant, Laborer, and Outsider -- and how your life's purpose goes hand-in-hand with your Dharma type. Providing tests to determine your type, he outlines the benefits, challenges, emotional and learning styles, and social, interpersonal, and health dynamics associated with each type. Chokoisky reveals how the Dharma types function as an operating system for your identity, helping you map your life and play to your innate strengths, whether in choosing a prosperous career or field of study or in facing health challenges and meeting fitness goals. By accepting and understanding the nature of your type, you begin to align with your true purpose and, regardless of fate, find joy and meaning in life. Meet the author at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Saturday, August 2

Storylines Student Exhibition at The Lewis Arts Studio
Join Arts for Learning in celebrating the culmination of the Lewis Arts Studio 2014 Program from 2 to 5pm with the Annual Student Exhibition: Storylines. Arts for Learning (A4L) is an arts-in-education nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing teaching and learning through the arts and community cultural resources. The Lewis Arts Studio is located at 101 Grand Avenue. Call 305-576-1212.

Kids: Final Weekend for 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.

Mid-Life 2! (The Crisis Continues) at Miracle Theatre
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.

The Whale at GableStage
On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a six hundred pound recluse hides away in his apartment eating himself to an early death of of congestive heart failure. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Big-hearted and fiercely funny, this Off-Broadway triumph tells the story of a man's last chance at redemption and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places. GableStage is located at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave. Call 305-445-1119.

Code Black at Cosford Cinema
In his vivid and thought-provoking filmmaking debut, physician Ryan McGarry gives us unprecedented access to America's busiest Emergency Department. Amidst real life-and-death situations, McGarry follows a dedicated team of charismatic, young doctors-in-training as they wrestle openly with both their ideals and with the realities of saving lives in a complex and overburdened system. Their training ground and source of inspiration is "C-Booth," Los Angeles County Hospital's legendary trauma bay, the birthplace of Emergency Medicine, where "more people have died and more people have been saved than in any other square footage in the United States." Code Black offers a tense, doctor's-eye view, right into the heart of the healthcare debate -- bringing us face to face with America's only 24/7 safety net. Best Documentary winner at Los Angeles Film Festival and the Hamptons International Film Festival, as well as the Audience Award Winner at both Denver Starz Film Festival and Aspen FilmFest. The film begins at 8:30pm. Cosford Cinema is located on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. Cash only. Call 305-284-4861.

Sunday, August 3

Sunday Brunch at the Biltmore
The Biltmore offers one of the country's most celebrated -- and lavish -- champagne brunches. Every Sunday in Fontana's stunning courtyard, the extravagant buffet features delicacies such as caviar, smoked salmon, shell fish, carved meats, fresh omelets, pastas, sushi and more. Brunch culminates with a wall of deserts prepared to perfection by Executive Pasty Chef Olivier Rodriguez. With live entertainment, the grand American Sunday Brunch combines European flair, Latin exuberance and Miami's very own tropical style. Call 305-445-1926.

Sam Taylor - Nude Descending an Empire
Native South Floridian and award-winning poet Sam Taylor returns to Miami for the book launch of his new book of poems, Nude Descending an Empire (Pitt Poetry Series). Taylor will read from this collection that has been hailed as an important addition to contemporary poetry that engages imaginatively with the social, political, and ecological issues of our time The poet Chase Twichell said "Once in a while a book appears that seems forged from the truth. This is one." He will be joined by special guest, award-winning poet and University of Miami creative writing professor Jaswinder Bolina. Readers accustomed to the distant obscurity of some poetry these days will find in these two poets voices that are urgently alive and accessible, yet still mysterious. Meet the author at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 4pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Monday, August 4

Tavares Gardiner - No Man is an Island
No Man is an Island is guaranteed to take you through a series of emotions as you read about a young boy making his way through life's biggest challenges, turning what was meant for evil into greatness. Though battered and bruised, he still holds on to a glimmer of hope. He is cast out and rejected, but is still at peace with who he is becoming. Have life's obstacles detoured you from the goals you set to achieve? Experience the true meaning of the word perseverance and true value of supporting one another in No Man is an Island. Meet the author at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Tuesday, August 5

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.

Wednesday, August 6

Live Maine Lobster Special at Miller's Ale House
Every Wednesday evening, enjoy a 1.25 pound Maine Lobster for $14.95, served with cole slaw and a baked potato at Miller's Ale House at 101 Miracle Mile. Call 305-444-3600.

Forager: A Subjective Guide to Miami's Edible Plants
The first release from Miami, Florida press Jai-Alai Books, Forager: A Subjective Guide to Miami's Edible Plants was created by three native plant enthusiasts. Forager provides a full-color window into South Florida's foraging culture, featuring forty-two different plant species that can be found in publicly-accessible spaces around Miami. Descriptive plates detail the parts of each plant as well as primary growing season, popular locations, alternate names, and taste profiles. Histories of each plant buttress warnings about poisons and tips for picking, and full-color photos provide a glimpse into Miami foraging lifestyle. Meet the author at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Thursday, August 7

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. Call 305-444-3210.

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