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Greetings,

It's Labor Day weekend and Monday begins a new month. Can it really be September already?

Enjoy some quality time this weekend with family and friends as we celebrate the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Traditionally, a street parade to exhibit the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations was followed by a festival for workers and their families. Now days, it's a great excuse to barbeque, gather around the pool, enjoy boating in Biscayne Bay and the ocean while marking the impending end of long summer days.

Take it easy on this long holiday weekend and consider the following list of interesting cultural opportunities in our little town.

Robert and Robin Burr


The Seven Dials Gastropub Debuts
With a nod to a charming London neighborhood, The Seven Dials Gastropub recently opened in Coral Gables just west of Douglas Road and north of Alhambra in the Minorca Condominium. Currently serving lunch and dinner, this small venue offers a casual yet sophisticated menu of organic and local ingredients, featuring seasonally driven simple fare. This is American food with a British twist that is delicious, honest and beautifully presented. Originally from London, chef Andrew Gilbert worked at Design District favorite Sra. Martinez as sous chef under executive chef Michelle Bernstein and most recently was executive chef at Gables favorite The Local Craft Food & Drink. The address is 2030 South Douglas Road, #102. Call 786-542-1603. http://www.sevendialsmiami.com

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/

Miami Spice in the Gables
September continues with Miami Spice, an opportunity to enjoy great restaurant meals for very special prices: lunches for $23 and dinners for $39. Among our favorites to consider for lunch and dinner are Angelique Euro Cafe, Bellmont Spanish Restaurant, Bricktop's, Bulla Gastrobar, Cibo Wine Bar, Graziano's, Seasons 52, Talavera Cocina Mexicana, Anacapri on Ponce, Caffe Vialetto, Morton's The Steakhouse, Ortanique on the Mile, Randazzo's Little Italy, SushiSamba and Swine. For dinner specials only, don't forget Ruth's Chris Steak House, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Christy's Restaurant.

Happy Hour at Ortanique
Come enjoy the new and exciting executive Happy Hour at Ortanique on the Mile Monday through Friday from 5 to 7pm with $4 off all cocktails, glasses of wine and imported beers. Happy Hour Combos feature your choice of two drinks and two bar bites for $25 per person. Call 305-446-7710. http://ortaniquerestaurants.com/

Magic In The Moonlight at Gables Cinema
One of the world's greatest living filmmakers, Woody Allen, fresh off his mega-hit Blue Jasmine with his latest, Magic in the Moonlight, scheduled to play through August 28. Set in the south of France during the 1920s, this romantic comedy with a "supernatural twist" tells the story of a master magician trying to expose a psychic medium as a fake. Magic in the Moonlight has a star-studded cast that includes Academy Award-winners Colin Firth (The King's Speech) and Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock), Academy Award-nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) and the vivacious Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man). Tickets are $11.50 and under and are available in advance through the Cinema's website and in person at the box office during regular screening hours. The beautiful 2K digital restoration of The Beatles' classic, A Hard Day's Night, returns for encore screenings at the Gables Cinema on Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24 at 1pm both days. 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. http://www.gablescinema.org


Friday, August 29

All Buildings Great & Small at Gables Museum
The Abraham Gallery is the location of a new exhibit at Gables Museum, All Buildings Great & Small: New Building Designs for a Better City. Exhibited works include drawings and models of new building prototypes for Coral Gables and Wynwood, and of the existing buildings that inspired them. In contrast to the prevailing landscape of large towers and suburban subdivisions, these works examine how to update the small and adaptable building types that make up Miami-Dade County's early urban areas. The works are selected from seven semester-long courses taught earlier this year at FIU's Department of Architecture to more than 100 students. The Preview Reception will be 5 to 8pm. The Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon. Call 305-603-8067. http://www.coralgablesmuseum.org

Third Person at Cosford Cinema
This film tells three stories of love, passion, trust, and betrayal, in a multi-strand story line reminiscent of Paul Haggis' earlier Oscar winning film Crash. The tales play out in New York, Paris and Rome: three couples who appear to have nothing related but share commonalities: lovers and estranged spouses, children lost and found. Michael (Liam Neeson) is an award-wining author who is finishing his latest book in Paris after leaving his wife Elaine (Kim Basinger) and having a tempestuous affair with Anna (Olivia Wilde), and ambitious young journalist. At the same time, Scott (Adrien Brody) is in Italy hating everything Italian until he meets Monika (Moran Atias) in a cafe and embarks on a dangerous adventure. Julia (Mila Kunis), an ex-soap star in New York, is embroiled in a custody battle with her ex-husband Rick (James Franco) and is forced to work as a maid in a hotel she once stayed as a guest. 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, August 30

Nathan Lane Returns For Encores Of The Nance
The hit Broadway play starring two-time Tony Award-winner Nathan Lane, The Nance, returns to the Gables Cinema for encore presentation at 1pm. In the 1930s, burlesque impresarios welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche. Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles (a gay man in his personal life) playing a headliner called "the nance," a stereotypically camp gay man and master of comic double entendre -- usually played by a straight man, and his fellow performers. Performances are captured live and presented in high quality 2K Digital Cinema Projection that brings Broadway to the Gables. Tickets are $20 and under and are available in advance through the Cinema's website. 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. http://www.gablescinema.org

Free Screening: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre kicks off the 2014 -2015 Free Film Series with screenings of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial this Labor Day Weekend. Playing as both an exciting sci-fi adventure and a remarkable portrait of childhood, Steven Spielberg's touching story of a homesick alien remains a piece of movie magic for young and old. It tells the classic tale of an extra-terrestrial who is accidentally left behind on earth and befriends a young boy and his family. The free film is shown Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile. Call 305-444-9293. http://www.actorsplayhouse.org


Sunday, August 31

Summer Sundays At Fairchild Garden
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's special discounted admission rates on Sundays will give you the perfect opportunity to enjoy this unique South Florida treasure. Walk the garden paths surrounded by the wonders and beauty of nature, see butterflies and birds at every turn, talk to garden experts, view impressive art, take a narrated tram tour, have a family picnic or simply relax with family and friends in the midst of this lush tropical paradise. Through August 31, visit any Sunday and pay only $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for children and free for Fairchild members and children under 5. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Call 305-667-1651. http://www.fairchildgarden.org

Up Past Bedtime at the Barnacle: Finding Nemo
Bring the whole family to The Barnacle for an Up Past Bedtime outdoor movie presentation of Finding Nemo. Snuggle up with a blanket and popcorn on the front lawn for a kid friendly film. The gate opens at 7pm and the movie begins at 8. Tickets are $5 for ages 6 and up, $3 for ages 2 to 5, and free for kids under 2. Chairs, blankets, and coolers are welcome. Flashlights are recommended and modest pajamas encouraged. No pets, please. The Barnacle is located at 3485 Main Highway. Call 305-442-6866. http://www.thebarnacle.org


Monday, September 1 - Labor Day

Nathan Lane Returns For Encores Of The Nance
The hit Broadway play starring two-time Tony Award-winner Nathan Lane, The Nance, returns to the Gables Cinema for encore presentation at 1pm. In the 1930s, burlesque impresarios welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche. Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles (a gay man in his personal life) playing a headliner called "the nance," a stereotypically camp gay man and master of comic double entendre -- usually played by a straight man, and his fellow performers. Performances are captured live and presented in high quality 2K Digital Cinema Projection that brings Broadway to the Gables. Tickets are $20 and under and are available in advance through the Cinema's website. 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. http://www.gablescinema.org


Tuesday, September 2

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


Wednesday, September 3

Keep Walking Wednesdays At JohnMartin's
It's Johnnie Walker "Keep Walking" Wednesdays from 5pm to close every Wednesday at JohnMartin's Irish Pub and Restaurant at 253 Miracle Mile. Enjoy Johnnie Walker Black for $7, Double Black for $8, Johnnie Walker Gold for $9 and a flight of all three for $20. Call 305-445-3777. http://www.johnmartins.com

Ale House: Maine Lobster Wednesday
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. Miller's has a large selection of craft beers and ales on tap, a full menu of seafood and popular dishes served in a casual atmosphere. Call 305-444-3600. http://www.millersalehouse.com

Dr. William Rothman - Must We Kill the Thing We Love
William Rothman argues that the driving force of Hitchcock's work was his struggle to reconcile the dark vision of his favorite Oscar Wilde quote, "Each man kills the thing he loves," with the quintessentially American philosophy, articulated in Emerson's writings, that gave classical Hollywood movies of the New Deal era their extraordinary combination of popularity and artistic seriousness. Tracing the trajectory of Hitchcock's career, Rothman discerns a progression in the films' meditations on murder and artistic creation. William Rothman is professor of cinema and interactive media at the University of Miami. Meet the author at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com


Thursday, September 4

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. http://www.tarponbend.com

Sparkling Thursday at Ortanique
Enjoy complementary bubbles while it lasts, featuring bottles of Sparkling Wine and Champagne at 50% off (excluding allocated bottles) every Thursday. Ortanique features a delightful menu of Caribbean specialties, a well-stocked bar with world-class cocktails and an eclectic wine list to compliment their fine cuisine. Call 305-446-7710. http://ortaniquerestaurants.com

Free Places & Spaces Exhibition
Data visualization is critical to our understanding of the world, and Places & Spaces presents data in an incredibly beautiful way, making it that much easier to grasp big picture and big data concepts. As part of the Development Agreement between the City of Coral Gables and the University of Miami, Coral Gables residents are invited to Places & Spaces, a series of exhibits taking place at the University of Miami beginning September 4 through December 11, 2014. An opening reception, lecture and exhibit are scheduled for September 4, from 6 to 8pm at Glasgow Hall, 1223 Dickinson Drive. This exhibit of 100 visualizations, free and open to the public, is intended to inspire cross-disciplinary discussion on how to best track and communicate human activity. Half of the visualizations will be displayed at the Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Hall, first floor, School of Architecture. The other half will be exhibited on the first and second floors of the Richter Library. http://everitas.univmiami.net/2014/07/31/places-spaces-will-change-how-people-see-the-world/

Read To A Child at Books & Books
Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres at Books & Books while helping to increase the number of underserved children in Read to a Child's programs across South Florida. From 6 to 8pm, join the effort reading books by Brad Meltzer (number one bestselling author and host of TV's Decoded) featuring I Am Abraham Lincoln, I Am Amelia Earhart, and I Am Rosa Parks at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com


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