Great Gables Events - the weekly listing of Coral Gables Events
While we are away for the month of October, we'll be unable to bring you the weekly list of Great Gables Events. We will resume our updates of interesting things to do in our fair city on our return.
Robert and Robin Burr
Hillary Comes to Books & Books
Thursday brings Hillary Clinton to Books & Books to sign copies of Hard Choices, her inside account of the crises, choices and challenges she faced during her four years as America's 67th Secretary of State and how those experiences drive her view of the future. Meet the potential presidential candidate at Books & Books, 265 Aragon. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com
Oktoberfest at Fritz and Franz Bierhaus Plaza
From Munich To Miami: The 20th Annual Oktoberfest at Fritz & Franz Bierhaus is happening through October 12. Everyone's favorite neighborhood German venue is replicating the experience with a cultural extravaganza featuring German craft beers, authentic Bavarian food, a traditional music festival, raffles and auctions with charitable proceeds going to the Woody Foundation. What better way to celebrate Fritz & Franz Bierhaus' 11 years of fun than by celebrating their 11th birthday on Wednesday, October 8th with an 11 meter Apfelstrudel! The 11 Year anniversary Party on the Plaza will feature an all you can eat buffet and Bavarian-German drink specials. Fritz and Fanz Bierhaus is located at 60 Merrick Way. Call 305-774-1883. http://bierhaus.cc/gables.php
Festival Miami 2014 brings World-Class music
Starting on October 10, UM Frost School of Music Presents Festival Miami's 2014 Season of outstanding musical concerts and special events along with new presenting sponsor UHealth Coral Gables. Florida's premier live music festival stages a stellar line-up of acclaimed performing artists in a diverse blend of styles and cultural backgrounds through November 8. World-class instrumentalists, orchestras, singers, songwriters, composers and other musical icons showcase their artistic prowess alongside astounding faculty artists and students from the Frost School of Music. More than 25 events are organized into four genre themes: Great Performances, Jazz and Beyond, Music of the Americas, and Creative American Music. The list of outstanding performances is long and varied. See the web site for complete details. Concerts are held in the intimate 600-seat UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, on the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus, unless otherwise indicated. Tickets start at $15 and several free events are also offered. Season packages and individual tickets are available by phone: 305-284-4940 or online. http://www.festivalmiami.com
Adult Swim Lessons at Venetian Pool
American Red Cross Adult Swim Lessons are being offered at Coral Gables Venetian Pool by the volunteers of the Venetian Aquatic Club, a non-profit group offering courses since 1959 with Water Safety Instructors and Aides. The four-week session is offered on four consecutive Saturday mornings from 10:30 until 11:30am beginning Saturday, October 4 through October 25. The cost is $35 for Coral Gables residents and $40 for non-residents. Adult classes are for students 18 years and older. Whether you are looking to learn how to swim, with no experience at all, or improve your strokes and skills, the instructors will work with individuals based on their needs. Classes are semi-private. For more information or to sign up for class please contact the pool at 305-460-5306 or register in person at the front desk. http://www.VenetianAquaticClub.org
Friday, October 3 First Friday Gallery Night
Autistic Artists Exhibit
The Coral Gables Merrick Lions Club is sponsoring a First Friday Gallery Night free event which features art created by autistic persons of many ages who attend the Found Art Academy at 2030 S. Douglas Road, Suite 113 starting at 6:30pm. Proceed of art sales go directly to the artists. Members of the Lions Club seek to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. Call 305-444-6692.
Saturday, October 4
Mothers And Sons at GableStage
Enjoy the South Florida Premiere of the 2014 Best Play Tony Nominee Mothers And Sons by 4-time Tony Award-Winning playwright Terrence McNally. Twenty years after her son's death, a mother turns up at the door of his former lover, who is now married and has a young son. This man and his family challenge the woman to confront the truths of their shared past, and a future she never imagined. Values clash as they struggle to reconcile their vastly different worlds. GableStage is located at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave. Call 305-445-1119. http://www.gablestage.org
Sunday, October 5
Coral Gables Supper Club Debuts
The debut of the Coral Gables Supper Club marks the second anniversary of Aragon 101. The Coral Gables Supper Club is an exciting marriage of classic camaraderie and cutting edge cuisine. Leading this culinary adventure is Chef Aaron Dreilinger, one of Miami's new most innovative chefs. Recognized in 2014 by Slow Foods Miami for his creative cuisine, Chef Aaron creates an unforgettable menu for a select group. The chef creates a menu for you and fellow guests to enjoy. The cost is $155 per person. Coral Gables Supper Club events are scheduled for Saturday, September 6 at 7pm; Sunday, October 5 at 5pm; Sunday, November 9 at 5pm; and Sunday, December 7 at 5pm. Call 305-443-7335. http://www.aragon101.com/
25th Anniversary Season for Alhambra Orchestra
The Alhambra Orchestra opens its 25th anniversary season with a lively All-American program featuring Aaron Copland's Outdoor Overture, Leonard Bernstein's Candide Overture and a medley from West Side Story, the Romantic Symphony by Howard Hanson, plus music by Samuel Barber and Charles Griffes. Bring your family and friends to discover these wonderful works by American composers. Timothy Shade, director of instrumental music at Bethel College, currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, leads the orchestra through this adventure of exploration starting at 7:30pm. There is free admission and free parking at Ransom-Everglades School, 3575 Main Highway.
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