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The cultural season is spinning at full speed as we near the end of January. I think you'll agree we're awash in wonderful opportunities to enjoy fine literature, theatre, movies, books, musical performances, outdoor activities and culinary treats in the coming days in our little town.

Make plans to enjoy some quality time with family and friends as you read over the following list of Great Gables Events.

Robert and Robin Burr


10th Annual International Chocolate Festival
Indulge your taste buds and delight in a weekend of sweet treats at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's 10th Annual International Chocolate Festival, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Discover a world of chocolate throughout 83 acres of tropical paradise with artisan chocolatiers, interactive chocolate making displays, sweet samples and cooking demos. After sampling delightful treats from dozens of lauded chocolatiers, learn how chocolate is produced from the seeds of the cacao plant. Take a ChocoWalk and stop by the Chocolate Tent to hear from horticulturists, scientists, and chefs about the rich and fascinating history of cacao, this year featuring chocolate from Colombia. Admission to the festival is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under. Eco-discounts and military discounts are available. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Call 305-667-1651. http://www.fairchildgarden.org

Restoration of Orson Welles' Chimes At Midnight
At long last, welcome to Orson Welles' final -- and arguably greatest -- Shakespearean adaptation. Chimes boasts some of Welles' most grandiose imagery: Gielgud perched on his throne in some of the emptiest and draftiest castles ever filmed; Margaret Rutherford, Jeanne Moreau and Welles' daughter Beatrice highlighted among teeming tavern scenes; Welles' kneeling among a forest of spears, and hoisted, fully armored, atop a terrified horse; climaxing with one of the greatest battle scenes ever put on film. Rights issues over decades have made it impossible to see one of Welles' greatest masterpieces -- the director's personal favorite. Showtimes: Friday 1/22 at 6:30 pm; Saturday 1/23 & Sunday 1/24 at 1:30 and 6:30 pm; Monday 1/25 - Wednesday 1/27 at 6:30 pm. Tickets for regular screenings are $11.50 and under ($8 for members). Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for showtimes. http://www.gablescinema.org

Coral Gables Festival of the Arts
The Coral Gables Festival of the Arts returns Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm on Giralda Avenue between Ponce de Leon and Lejeune, featuring over 150 local and national artists showing works from 13 different categories. Enjoy art in all forms, including culinary demonstrations, musical performances, visual arts and much more. The Festival will bring a weekend of creativity and fun for all to the City Beautiful, presenting artists from near and far. Admission is free but registration is requested. The Art of Fine Wine and Craft Spirits offers unlimited wine and spirits sampling both days from 2 to 6pm for $59. http://www.coralgablesartfestival.com/

Coral Gables Farmers Market on Saturday
Meet up with family and friends at City Hall on Saturday mornings from 8am to 2pm for a delightful Farmer's Market experience. Browse through and enjoy fresh-picked produce, baked goods, specialty items, gourmet dishes, flowers and plants and much more. The market features live music, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, gardening tips and other free activities for all. Enjoy the great weather, find your choice of fresh fruits and vegetables and experience yet another delightful aspect of our Great Gables Lifestyle. http://www.coralgables.com/index.aspx?page=1183

JohnMartin's Happy Hour and Bar Bites from 4-7
Enjoy half off all drinks at JohnMartins's on the Mile every Monday through Friday from 4 to 7pm, along with a special bar bites menu featuring many of their most popular specialty items. JohnMartin's is located at 253 Miracle Mile. Call 305-445-3777. http://www.johnmartins.com

Live Flamenco at La Taberna Giralda
Enjoy live entertainment accompanied by delicious food and wine at this authentic Spanish tavern on Giralda. Explore the different flavors of Spain one bite at a time, through the various hot and cold tapas and traditional favorites. Top it off with a glass of wine or decadent desserts, while enjoying the Flamenco music. Call 786-362-5677. http://giralda254.com/


Friday, January 22

Hansel and Gretel at Gables Youth Center
Miami Children's Theater presents the timeless tale of two young children lured into the home of a less-than-friendly witch, giving an ominous meaning to the phrase "I'd love to have you for dinner." With some clever cunning and tactile wit, they manage the situation toward a positive outcome -- for themselves. Enjoy this family-friendly performance at the Coral Gables Youth Center at 7pm. Call 305-274-3595. http://miamichildrenstheater.com/

Much Ado About Nothing at the Barnacle
Gather the family and friends for Shakespeare in the Park, featuring thee timeless classic: Much Ado About Nothing. This 8pm performance is presented by Shakespeare Miami at the Barnacle Historic State Park for a $2 suggested donation. Much Ado about Nothing, Shakespeare's beloved comedy, sparkles with wit, naughty jokes and meditations on the true nature of honor, love, and the role of women in society. Set in 1865 just after the Civil War, this production features period music, dance and costumes. The professional cast brings the comedy to life, and features Shakespeare's most famous battle of the sexes between Beatrice and Benedick. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair, or rent one for $5. The Barnacle is located at 3485 Main Highway. Call 305-442-6866. http://www.thebarnacle.org

45 Years at Cosford Cinema
How well can you really know your partner—even after decades of marriage? That's the question at the heart of this emotional tour-de-force from acclaimed director Andrew Haigh. Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation -- the body of Geoff's former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps -- suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband's past, Kate reconsiders everything she's known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads. Boasting virtuoso, career-defining performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, winners of Best Actress and Actor at the 2015 Berlinale, 45 Years is a searingly honest, emotionally stunning portrait of the mysteries that lie at the heart of every relationship. 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. http://www.cosfordcinema.com


Saturday, January 23

Coral Gables Farmers Market
Meet up with family and friends at City Hall on Saturday mornings from 8am to 2pm for a delightful Farmer's Market experience. Browse through and enjoy fresh-picked produce, baked goods, specialty items, gourmet dishes, flowers and plants and much more. The market features live music, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, gardening tips and other free activities for all. Enjoy the great weather, find your choice of fresh fruits and vegetables and experience yet another delightful aspect of our Great Gables Lifestyle. http://www.coralgables.com/index.aspx?page=1183

10th Annual International Chocolate Festival
Indulge your taste buds and delight in a weekend of sweet treats at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's 10th Annual International Chocolate Festival, from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Admission to the festival is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under. Eco-discounts and military discounts are available. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Call 305-667-1651. http://www.fairchildgarden.org

Kids: Winter Conservatory Classes at Miracle Theatre
Classes for aspiring actors of all ages begin January 23 at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile. Don't miss this opportunity to engage young talent in a program designed to encourage creativity and hone the skils necessary to excel in the exciting world of live theater. Call 305-444-9293. http://www.actorsplayhouse.org

The Jungle Book at Miracle Theatre
The jungle springs to life in a music-filled spectacle that chronicles young Mowgli's adventures growing up in the animal kingdom. Based on Rudyard Kipling's time-honored children's tales, join Mowgli as he learns about friendship and survival with the help of friends like the black panther, Bagheera, and Baloo the lovable bear. Cheer as Mowgli faces his fear and foils his nemesis the tiger Shere Khan in this classic that will delight both the young and the young at heart. The Miracle Theatre is located at 280 Miracle Mile. Call 305-444-9293. http://www.actorsplayhouse.org

Hansel and Gretel at Gables Youth Center
Miami Children's Theater presents the timeless tale of two young children lured into the home of a less-than-friendly witch, giving an ominous meaning to the phrase "I'd love to have you for dinner." With some clever cunning and tactile wit, they manage the situation toward a positive outcome -- for themselves. Enjoy this family-friendly performance at the Coral Gables Youth Center at 3pm and 7pm. Call 305-274-3595. http://miamichildrenstheater.com/

It's Only A Play at Miracle Theatre
It's opening night and fledgling playwright Peter Austin, his career on the line, anxiously awaits reviews at a private party attended by Broadway glitterati. A celebration of theatre at its best -- it's alternatively raucous, ridiculous and tender -- and proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage. It's been described as maliciously funny diatribe about the desperate and demented business of producing a play on Broadway. 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

Kurt Russel in Big Trouble In Little China
The Gables Cinema and the Secret Celluloid Society present John Carpenter's martial arts mayhem, Big Trouble in Little China, on awesome 35mm as part of the late-night After Hours series at 11:30pm. All-American truck driver, Jack Burton (Kurt Russell), and his friend Wang Chi set out to rescue Wang's green-eyed fiancée, Miao Yin, who has been kidnapped by a Chinese street gang. Jack's posse grows to include lawyer Gracie Law (Kim Cattrall) and others, and their search for Miao takes them to the dark underbelly of San Francisco's Chinatown. A powerful sorcerer, David Lo Pan, who has been cursed for over 2000 years, must live without a physical form until he marries a green-eyed Chinese woman, and of course Miao fills the bill. Tickets to our After Hours screenings are $7 general admission and include a free popcorn. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for showtimes. http://www.gablescinema.org


Sunday, January 24

10th Annual International Chocolate Festival
Indulge your taste buds and delight in a weekend of sweet treats at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's 10th Annual International Chocolate Festival, from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Admission to the festival is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under. Eco-discounts and military discounts are available. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Call 305-667-1651. http://www.fairchildgarden.org

Sunday Brunch at JohnMartin's on the Mile
Gather friends and family on Sunday mornings from 11am to 3pm for a delightful Sunday Brunch menu at JohnMartin's, 253 Miracle Mile featuring Smoked Salmon, French Toast, Steak and Eggs, omelettes and Corned Beef Hash. Choose from American, Irish, Scottish, French and Mexican breakfast specialties. Plus, soups, burgers, sandwiches, and great entrees, as well as special items for the kids. JohnMartin's is located at 253 Miracle Mile. Call 305-445-3777. http://www.johnmartins.com

Annual Champion Of The Arts Gala Awards Luncheon
Citizens Interested in the Arts' 8th Annual Champion of the Arts Award Luncheon will honor Joseph Adler, Producing Artistic Director of GableStage. Adler epitomizes a true Champion of the Arts as one of South Florida's biggest arts advocates and a legendary, multi-talented director. Since 1997 Citizens Interested in the Arts (CIA) has donated nearly $1,000,000 to the arts and will present over $80,000 in grants. Tickets begin at $150. The event takes place at the Biltmore Hotel at 11:30am. Call Lenore Toby-Simmons at 305-733-0061. http://www.CIA4Arts.org

Dasha Kelly - Almost Crimson
From a young age CeCe copes with her mother's crippling depression, their severe poverty, an absentee father, and her own insecurities. With gorgeous language, a vivid cast of characters, and an eye for poignant detail, Dasha Kelly tells the story of CeCe's struggle to break free from the grips of codependency and poverty to find confidence and success in her career and her personal life, finally becoming the strong woman she's always dreamed of being. Meet the author at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 4pm. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com

45 Years at Cosford Cinema
How well can you really know your partner—even after decades of marriage? That's the question at the heart of this emotional tour-de-force from acclaimed director Andrew Haigh. Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation -- the body of Geoff's former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps -- suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband's past, Kate reconsiders everything she's known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads. Boasting virtuoso, career-defining performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, winners of Best Actress and Actor at the 2015 Berlinale, 45 Years is a searingly honest, emotionally stunning portrait of the mysteries that lie at the heart of every relationship. 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. http://www.cosfordcinema.com


Monday, January 25

Neil de la Flor performs at UM's Open Mic USpeak
The Creative Writing Program of the University of Miami welcomes Neil de la Flor for our first USpeak event for the 2016. Neil de la Flor is a writer, photographer, teacher and former fashion designer based in Miami. His first book, Almost Dorothy, won the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize. De la Flor's second book, An Elephant's Memory of Blizzards, examines his obsession with hope, the omnipresence of memory, and the consequences of sexual abuse. De la Flor's stories and poems, solo and collaborative, have appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, Indiana Review, Best American Poetry Blog among other journals. Neil teaches composition and literature at Miami Dade College, Nova Southeastern University, and Barry University. Meet the author at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 7pm. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com


Tuesday, January 26

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. http://www.bierhaus.cc

John Meacham: The Art of Leadership
The Florida Humanities Council in partnership with the University of Miami Center for the Humanities presents Jon Meacham: "The Art of Leadership: Lessons from the American Presidency" at 11:30am in the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall on UM campus. In this talk, Jon Meacham explores what 21st-century leaders in different fields of endeavor can learn from the greatest moments of our common past. This presentation -- non-partisan in content and tone -- ranges from Jefferson's pragmatism to Jackson's management of public opinion, JFK's capacity to recover from his own mistakes, and Reagan and FDR's ability to manage conflicting egos. Meacham discusses how history can inform the decisions all of us make every day in positions that demand creative and innovative solutions. Call 305-284-1580. Link to register.

Neil J Young - We Gather Together
The story of the birth of the Religious Right is a familiar one. This right-wing religious movement was made up of Mormons, conservative Catholics, and evangelicals, all of whom were united -- paradoxically -- by their contempt for the ecumenical approach they saw the liberal denominations taking. Led by the likes of Jerry Falwell, they deemed themselves the "pro-family" movement, and entered full-throated into political debates about abortion, school prayer, the Equal Rights Amendment, gay rights, and tax exemptions for religious schools. They would go on to form a critical new base for the Republican Party. Examining the religious history of interfaith dialogue among conservative evangelicals, Catholics, and Mormons, Young argues that the formation of the Religious Right was not some brilliant political strategy hatched on the eve of a history-altering election but rather the latest iteration of a religious debate that had gone on for decades. This path breaking book will reshape our understanding of the most important religious and political movement of the last 30 years. Meet the author at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com


Wednesday, January 27

Jazz in the Gables -- Wednesdays at Lunchtime
Jazz up your lunch hour on the Coral Gables Museum Plaza. Break up the work week with lunchtime concerts on the Plaza every Wednesday through March 30 at 12:15pm. Lunch for sale. Catering by Lovables. The music is free. Sponsored in part by the City of Coral Gables, Miami Jazz Cooperative and Coral Gables Hospital. http://jazzinthegables.org

It Happened in Miami, the Magic City: An Oral History
Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer's new book is just in time for the one-hundredth anniversary of Miami Beach, It Happened in Miami, the Magic City: An Oral History features nearly seventy fabulous voices including more than fifteen mini-memorists, telling stories, offering perceptions on subject matter as far back as memory allows up to the exciting headlines of today. Sun and fun, yes, but the story is much more than that. We are there through the days of World War II, the segregated south that Miami was, Meyer Lansky and cops and robbers, the Cocaine Cowboys, the post–war glamour of the flashy hotels and famed architect Morris Lapidius, the Fountainbleau and Eden Roc, the Jewish presence and contributions, the swinging Rat Pack of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. We are witness to Muhammad Ali and the iconic Fifth Street Gym, the preserving of art deco, the days of the Mariel and Pedro Pan and the Cuban impact. We are brought inside modern day Miami -- an international city, a place of culture and dreamers, a city of tomorrow. Meet the authors at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 6:30pm. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com

When It Was Just a Game: Remembering the First Super Bowl
Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian Harvey Frommer and with an introduction by pro football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, When It Was Just a Game tells the fascinating story of the ground-breaking AFL–NFL World Championship Football game played on January 15, 1967: Packers vs. Chiefs. Filled with new insights, containing commentary from the recently discovered unpublished memoir of Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram, and featuring oral history from many who were at the game—media, players, coaches, fans—the book presents back story and front story in the words of those who lived it and saw it go on to become the Super Bowl, the greatest sports attraction the world has ever known. Archival photographs and drawings help bring the event to life. Meet the author at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 6:30pm. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com


Thursday, January 28

David Bowie: The Man Who Fell To Earth
His first film as an actor turned out to be his finest, which is why we remember David Bowie as one of the most prolific artists of our time with a 40th anniversary screening of The Man Who Fell to Earth, Nicolas Roeg's cult film about an extraterrestrial who crash lands on Earth seeking a way to ship water to his planet, which is suffering from a severe drought. Almost completely dismissed when originally released, today it's easy to see its outstanding virtues as a groundbreaking sci-fi film and to deem Roeg's telling as timeless. It was also enduring for Bowie, who culled material from the source novel for his last major theatrical piece, Lazarus, which premiered last year. The movie begins at 7pm. Tickets for regular screenings are $11.50 and under ($8 for members). Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for showtimes. http://www.gablescinema.org

Janice Y. K. Lee - The Expatriate
With her blockbuster hit debut, The Piano Teacher, Janice Y. K. Lee was called "immensely satisfying" by People, "intensely readable" by O, The Oprah Magazine, and "a rare and exquisite story" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Now, in her long-awaited new novel, Lee explores with devastating poignancy the emotions, identities, and relationships of three very different American women living in the same small expat community in Hong Kong. Mercy, a young Korean American and recent Columbia graduate, is adrift, undone by a terrible incident in her recent past. Hilary, a wealthy housewife, is haunted by her struggle to have a child, something she believes could save her foundering marriage. Meanwhile, Margaret, once a happily married mother of three, questions her maternal identity in the wake of a shattering loss. As each woman struggles with her own demons, their lives collide in ways that have irreversible consequences for them all. Atmospheric, moving, and utterly compelling, The Expatriates confirms Lee as an exceptional talent and one of our keenest observers of women's inner lives. Meet the author at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com

Hitchcock Truffaut at Cosford Cinema
In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting—used to produce the mythical book Hitchcock/Truffaut -- this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time and plummets us into the world of the creator of Psycho, The Birds and Vertigo. Hitchcock's incredibly modern art is elucidated and explained by today's leading filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader. The film begins at 9:30pm. 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


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