Great Gables Events – weekend of June 18


It’s a time to celebrate our fathers this weekend as all the best dads will be honored on Sunday across the nation. Check these listings for some Great Gables ideas.

Father’s Day At The Biltmore
Treat dad to a fabulous weekend at the Biltmore Hotel June 18-20 with plenty of options to please every paternal preference, from golf and spa packages to champagne brunch and festive dining at the best restaurants in Florida. Call about weekend getaway packages and gift cards: 305-445-1926 for details.

Gables’ Restaurant Weekend
Now in its third year, Coral Gables Restaurant Week offers special three-course lunch and dinner menus at savings of at least 20 percent and more than 30 participating venues through Sunday. Enjoy the variety of special offerings.

World Cup Month Is In Play
Many venues around Coral Gables are offering World Cup games on large screens, plus many specials, including breakfast served during the early morning games. The action continues through July 11. On Friday, June 18, USA plays Slovena at 10am. On Wednesday, June 23, USA plays Algeria at 10am.

Bierhaus World Cup Specials
Fritz and Franz Bierhaus, 60Merrick Way, is serving breakfast for the early FIFA World Cup games at 7:30am and $5 lunch specials during the 10am and 2:30pm games. There will be additional promotions from Adidas, ESPN, Soccer Locker, Budweiser and Warsteiner Beer during various games, in addition to T-shirt give aways and other merchandise for fans. They are planning a big party with ESPN and Coca Cola for the Final. Outside viewing tents and beer bars are set up with TVs on the Bierhaus Plaza. Live music outside after the Friday games. Call 305-774-1883.

2010 FIFA World Cup Festivities At Angelique
Angelique Euro Cafe at 117 Miracle Mile is catering to all soccer fans from through July 11. Enjoy $3 Draft Beer, $4 Import beers and $5 glass premium wines and $6 bar snacks during the afternoon games. Call 305-529-9922.

The Mainly Mozart Festival Continues
Make plans to enjoy these remaining programs of wonderful and engaging chamber music, played on Sunday afternoons. The Festival comprises seven Sunday concerts, all at 4:30pm, and a special free concert for children on Saturday, June 26, at 4pm. Included in the programs are grand works which are known and loved: compositions by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Dvorak, and other composers. Concerts tickets are $20. For complete details call 305-444-4755.

Fairchild Palms: Mangoritaville On July 17
It’s flip-flops, breezy summer shorts and dresses as the Fairchild Palms transform the garden (10901 Old Cutler Road) into a tropical oasis of sweet mango cocktails, savory island favorites and live music by The Rejects on Saturday, July 17 during the 18th annual International Mango Festival. Advance tickets are now on sale for $40 and they will sell out.

Angelique Extends Restaurant Week Through June 27
Coral Gables Restaurant Week is coming to a close this weekend, by not at Angelique Euro Cafe, 117 Miracle Mile. Stop by to try their specially priced three-course lunch ($17) and dinner ($27) menus through June 27. The Golden Tomato Soup has received rave reviews, so why not pair it with the Coq au Vin — braised chicken in Guinness Stout with root vegetables — and finish things off with English Summer Pudding. Reservations are strongly suggested. Call 305-529-9922.

City Trekker Summer Camp
Space is available for City Trekker Summer CAmp beginning June 21 at the Coral Gables Museum. Through special presentations, art activities and field trips that will support weekly themes, campers will come to better understand their natural and built environments. Campers will learn about architecture, landscape design, art, urban planning, as well as historic and environmental preservation. Call 305-989-4209.

June Spa Special At The Biltmore Spa
Enjoy a 50 minute Swedish Massage for only $99 at the Biltmore Spa during the month of June. You can upgrade to the signature or deep tissue massage for $15. Mention this special when making your reservation at 305-913-3187.

Let Dad Be The Chef At Benihana
This Father’s Day, don’t just give dad a gift, let him be the chef at Benihana, 242 Miracle Mile. This special package includes personal training in the ancient art of teppanyaki, as well as a dinner-for-four performance by your chef. You’ll also receive a “Be the Chef” greeting card to let your chef know about this one of a kind gift. And after your chef performs, they’ll receive an official “Be the Chef” certificate. Space is limited, so call 305-567-2000 today.

World Cup At Sports Exchange
Enjoy the 10am and 2:30pm World Cup games at Sports Exchange, 45 Miracle Mile, featuring dozens of the largest screens in Coral Gables, plus drink specials like $5 Bloody Marys and Mimosas along with a breakfast buffet. In the afternoon, beer specials include Corona (5 for $20) Bud (5 for $15) and Miller Light (5 for $16). Call 305-774-1222.

Jazz At The Biltmore Bar Nightly
The Biltmore Bar has announced live Jazz nightly, Monday through Friday, with half-price drinks and flights of wine from 6 to 8pm. The handsome Biltmore Bar offers a sophisticated environment for premium cocktails and wines-by-the-glass. The Bar is located adjacent to Palme d’Or, off the lower lobby. Call 305-445-1926.

Recent Arrivals At Cernuda Arte
Our friends at Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce, have announced new arrivals in the gallery. This month view works by: Miguel Arias, Juan Gil García, Fidelio Ponce de León, Wifredo Lam, René Portocarrero, Uver Solís, José Mijares, Tomás Esson, Flora Fong, Vicente Hernández, Ramón Vázquez, Miguel Florido, and Irina Elén González.

Miami New Times: The Best
Coral Gables venues have recently been awarded high marks in the latest Miami New Times Best Of Miami Awards, including:

  • Best Place to Dine Alone – The Sports Exchange
  • Best Restaurant for Intimate Conversation – Charlotte Bistro
  • Best Restaurant Yet to Come – Norman’s 180
  • Best Sandwich Shop – La Provence French Bakery
  • Best Coffeehouse – Pasion del Cielo
  • Best Mexican Restaurant – Talavera Cocina Mexicana
  • Best Guilt-Free Burrito – Chilorio’s Very Mexican
  • Best Restaurant Host – Nino Pernetti, Caffe Abbracci

Reader’s Poll Winners:

  • Best Coffeehouse – Starbucks
  • Best Ice-Cream Parlor – Cold Stone Creamery
  • Best place to dine alone – Books & Books
  • Best Restaurant in Coral Gables – Houston’s

Get the entire list af awards at

Friday, June 18

New Class: Spin To The Beat
Enjoy an intense stationary cycle workout every Friday at 12:15pm that will challenge your endurance while burning calories. Reservations are a must. Call 305-913-3102.

Friday Night Happy Hour At JohnMartin’s
JohnMartin’s is the place to be with the launch of a new Friday Night Happy Hour from 4 to 8pm that will calm the soul and feed the stomach. Live bands start at 9:30pm, so meet up with friends at JohnMartin’s at 253 Miracle Mile. Call 305-445-3777.

Miami Ski Club At Randazzo’s
Enjoy a happy hour with the friendly members of the Miami Ski Club from 6 to 8pm at Randazzo’s, 385 Miracle Mile, across from City Hall.

Jazz At The Biltmore Lounge
Enjoy classic jazz performances by the Popo Delgado duo, Mike Levine duo, Silvano Monasterios duo and the Gabriel Saenz duo each Friday evening at the Biltmore Lounge, 1200 Anastasia, with cocktail specials by 10 Cane Rum and Belvedere Vodka. Call 305-445-1926.

Whole Foods Summer Grilling Series: Jamaican Theme
Come to the outside patio at Whole Foods Market, 6701 Red Road from 6:30 to 8:30pm for a Jamaican filled edition of their Summer Grilling Series, rolling out the grill and sampling some of your summer favorites with a Jamaican twist. Red Stripe will also be on hand sampling their refreshing summer brew. Bring the whole family for a fun and delicious evening. No registration required. Call 305-421-9421.

Old World Wine Class And Food Pairing
Enjoy a special wine class in English at the alliance Français, 618 SW 8th Street, by Emilio Guerra from Taste Du Vin at 7pm, featuring wines from Italy, France and Spain and pair them with popular foods from those countries. There will be samples of Shrimp, Sausage, Spanish Omelet, cheese and pizza to enjoy with these great wines. More importantly you will learn about these famous wines regions and why their wines are so popular this time of year. Meet up with friends for an evening of good wine and good food for $30. Space is limited to 24 persons. Call 305-859-8760.

Nadine Masferrer Returns
Angelique Euro Cafe at 117 Miracle Mile is pleased to announce the return of sultry award winning Latin jazz singer Nadine Masferrer at 8pm. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 305-529-9922.

Oscar Hijuelos: Beautiful Maria of My Soul
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love is a Pulitzer Prize-winning contemporary American classic, a book that still captivates and inspires readers twenty years after its first publication. Now, in Beautiful Maria of My Soul (Hyperion, $25.99), Oscar Hijuelos returns to this indelible story, to tell it from the point of view of its beloved heroine, Maria. She’s the great Cuban beauty who stole musician Nestor Castillo’s heart and broke it, inspiring him to write the Mambo Kings’ biggest hit, Beautiful Maria of My Soul. Now in her sixties and living in Miami with her pediatrician daughter, Maria remains a beauty, still capable of turning heads. But she has never forgotten Nestor, and as she thinks back to her days — and nights — in Havana, an entirely new perspective on the Mambo Kings story unfolds. Meet the author at Books And Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Looking For Eric At Cosford Cinema
The opening night film for the Miami International Film Festival and Cannes crowd-pleaser Looking For Eric is a tender, life-affirming, and hilarious nod to the possibility of second chances. When down-and-out postal worker Eric Bishop (Steve Evets) reaches the end of his rope — his two layabout stepsons are set on driving him to an early grave, his second marriage is in ruins, and that’s just the start of his troubles — he finds some unexpected motivation to turn his life around and win back the love of his life from none other than his idol, the legendary footballer Eric Cantona of Manchester United. The film begins at 9pm at Cosford Cinema on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. $8, ($6 seniors) cash only. Call 305-284-4861.

Jazz At The High Note
Experience live sounds of Jazz, Latin Jazz, Pop, Blues and more in an intimate setting on Friday nights at The High Note Jazz Club, at the Floridana Restaurant, 3850 SW 8th Street at 10pm, featuring a full menu, tapas and wine. Call 305-603-8659.

Saturday, June 19

Holistic Moms of Miami At Whole Foods
Enjoy a program on Healing Foods Of India at Whole Foods Market, 6701 Red Road at 10am in the Lifestyle Center. Learn the healing benefits of exotic spices and ingredients common to the cuisine of India. Learn a few basic recipes, taste samples, take home ideas for your family. This Cooking demonstration by Wendy Mathias is easy, fun, tasty and good for your health.

Jazz At The Biltmore Lounge
Enjoy classic jazz performances by the Popo Delgado duo, Mike Levine duo, Silvano Monasterios duo and the Gabriel Saenz duo each Saturday evening at the Biltmore Lounge, 1200 Anastasia, with cocktail specials by 10 Cane Rum and Belvedere Vodka. Call 305-445-1926.

Mira Feldman At Steinway Piano Gallery
Enjoy the series “Beautiful and Beloved Music of All Time” at Steinway Piano Gallery, 4104 Ponce at 7pm, featuring Russian-born pianist Damira Feldman. The program features Prelude and Fugue D-Major BWV 850 by Bach; Sonata in F major K.332 by Mozart; Variations Serieuses Op 54 by Mendelssohn; Waltz Op Posthous E Minor by Chopin; Impressoes Seresteiras from Ciclo Brasileiro by Villa-Lobos; Chaconne in D Minor BWV1004 by Bach-Busoni; Arabesque on “An der Schonen blauen Donau” by Strauss-Schultz-Evler. This concert is free, but seating is limited. Call 305-774-9878.

Saturday Live Music At Angelique Euro Cafe
Join Angelique Euro Cafe at 117 Miracle Mile for an evening of fine wine, authentic European fare and an eclectic performance by award-winning guitarist Rodolfo Troncoso. This Chilean-born entertainer’s unique blend of classical and South American styles, along with his personal brand of Rumba Flamenca, will set the mood for an amazing evening of music you won’t soon forget. Call 305-529-9922.

Prix Fixe Restaurant Week Menu At Fleming’s
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar at 1515 Ponce presents an exceptional prix fixe menu ($39.95) for your indulgence through June 20. The meal starts with an appetizer (choice of one) Fleming’s Salad or French Onion Soup. The entrée choices are Filet topped with melted Gorgonzola, Chicken Saltimbocca, or Broiled Scottish Salmon. Side dish choices are Parmesan Mashed Potatoes or Creamed Spinach. For dessert, choose Walnut Turtle Pie or Crème Brûlée. Call 305-569-7995

Speech And Debate At GableStage
GableStage at the Biltmore presents the Southeastern Premiere of Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam, directed by Amy London. This fiercely funny comedy with music asks: what do a high school debate team, predators in cyberspace and a musical version of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible have in common? The answer: three teenagers who are wrestling with sex, lies and online relationships. Patti Gardner, one of South Florida’s finest actresses (nominated for a Carbonell as Best Actress in the GableStage production of Defiance) appears opposite three extremely talented recent graduates of the College Theatre Department at New World School of the Arts who are making their professional debut. Performances are at 8pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday; Sunday at 2 and 7pm. Call 305-445-1119.

Jazz At The High Note
Experience live sounds of Jazz, Latin Jazz, Pop, Blues and more in an intimate setting on Saturday nights at The High Note Jazz Club, at the Floridana Restaurant, 3850 SW 8th Street at 10pm, featuring a full menu, tapas and wine. Call 305-603-8659.

Sunday, June 20
Father’s Day

Brunch And Jazz At Angelique Euro Cafe
Stop by Angelique Euro Café at 117 Miracle Mile this Sunday for a decadent brunch from 10am to 4pm featuring live Brazilian jazz and exquisite Brunch Specials to celebrate Dad’s special day in style. Choose Angelique Spanish tortillas, Parisian omelets and more egg dishes for $18 including a Mimosa, Bellini or Draft Beer. Hearty Barcelona “Hangover” Burger and Frites, Salmon and Frites or Steak and Frites with choice of glass of wine or draft beer for $24. Bring Dad to Angelique Euro Cafe to experience the best brunch on the mile. Call 305-529-9922.

Father’s Day At The Biltmore
With so many choices, from golf and tennis to champagne brunch, lunch or dinner to a day at the spa, the Biltmore offers the finest amenities and pampered choices for pleasing dad on his special day. Weekend get-aways start at $219 per night. You can purchase a gift card for pops that’s sure to leave a lasting impression. Call 305-445-1926 for details.

Fairchild Garden Brunch
Brunch includes omelet, salad and carving station, breads, desserts and something special for the kids from 10:30am to 2:30pm at Fairchild Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd. The cost is $40. Call 305-256-8399.

La Palma Ristorante Brunch
Father’s Day Brunch buffet includes one mimosa per person from 10:30am to 3:30pm at 116 Alhambra. The price is $38, or $19 for kids 11 and under. Call 305-445-8777.

Fleming’s Three-course Brunch
Enjoy a special brunch with Dad at Fleming’s, 2525 Ponce from 11:30am to 3pm. Don’t miss their fabulous Filet Benedict. As a toast to Dad, a $25 dining card will be presented for a future visit. The cost of brunch is $29.95. Call 305-569-7995.

Morton’s Fathers’ Day
Morton’s is presenting a special three-course menu for Father’s Day featuring your choice of Baked Five Onion Soup crusted with Swiss Cheese, Caesar Salad with Classic Dressing or Center Cut Iceberg Wedge. Entrees include Filet Mignon (Double Cut) with Béarnaise Sauce, New York Strip Steak (Signature Cut), Cajun Ribeye Steak, Broiled Salmon Fillet with Beurre Blanc Sauce or Chicken Christopher with Garlic Beurre Blanc Sauce. For dessert, choose Carrot Cake or Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake. The cost is $69. Morton’s is located at 2333 Ponce in the Colonnade. Call 305-442-1662.

Live Caribbean Music Poolside
Enjoy a live performance of Caribbean acoustic guitar and flamenco rhythms by Jacky & Strings at the Biltmore Hotel’s Cascade Poolside Bar and Restaurant each Sunday from 1 to 5pm. Enjoy half price cocktails by 10 Cane and Bacardi Superior Rum. Call 305-445-1926.

Fathers’ Day at Peterbrooke And Paper Emporium
From noon to 2pm, children can come to Peterbrooke Chocolatier at 227 Aragon and Paper Emporium at 231 Aragon to make Dad a card and a tie (chocolate, of course). The price is $25. Call Peterbrooke at 305-446-3131 or Paper Emporium at 305-445-7090 to sign up.

Talavera Cocina Mexicana
Enjoy live music and a free glass of wine for all fathers at Talavera, 2299 Ponce from 2:30 to 4:30pm. Call 305-444-2955.

Mainly Mozart: Andai, Vera And Loff
This Sunday’s program has been changed. Violinist David Andai, cellist Andres Vera, and pianist Geoffrey Loff will perform Mozart’s Violin Sonata in E Minor, three of Loff’s own compositions, and Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E-flat Major. Expert commentary on each composition is given by Professor Frank Cooper. There are unique door prizes given during intermission, refreshments after the performance, and an opportunity to speak with the musicians. Enjoy the concert at 4pm at the Colonnade, 180 Aragon. Concerts tickets are $20. For complete details call 305-444-4755.

Cigar Night Special For Dad
A good meal, good company and a good cigar, What else could you ask for? At Por Fin, 2500 Ponce, they’re starting a new tradition with Cigar Night every 3rd Thursday of the month. But in honor of father’s day, they’re inviting all cigar smoking fathers to join us to help us launch this new tradition. The event will be held on the Patio at Por Fin from 6 to 8pm, featuring happy hour specials on cocktails and $5 tapitas plates. Hand-Rolled cigars will be provide by Cuban Crafters. Call 305-441-0107.

La Cena Dello Chef Prix-Fixe Family Style Dinner
Enjoy a delicious menu for four or more at the Biltmore’s La Fontana Restaurant each Sunday. The family that eats together, stays together. Enjoy an appetizer, choice of two first course selections and two main course specialties. The cost of this family style dinner is $35 per person, or $14 for kids 4 to 11 years old. Call 305-913-3200.

Bruce Springsteen: London Calling At Cosford Cinema
Filmed in London at the Hard Rock Calling Festival on June 28, 2009, this is a special 90 minute version of the highly anticipated outdoor concert film Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: London Calling – Live In Hyde Park (the complete concert will be released on DVD on June 22nd). This concert film conveys the experience of being on stage and in the vast crowd of the festival environment at Bruce directs the E Street Band through 13 live tracks including “London Calling,” “Badlands,” “Working On A Dream,” “Born To Run,” “Rosalita,” “Glory Days,” “Dancing In The Dark” and others. Catch the film the London Times calls “A revved up…power drive through Springsteen’s America” on the big screen with a group of fans before taking home the complete concert on DVD. The film begins at 7pm at Cosford Cinema on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. $8, ($6 seniors) cash only. Call 305-284-4861.

Monday, June 21

Cardio Fit with Juan Hidalgo
Looking for the perfect combination of heart pumping cardio and intense strength training? Cardio Fit with Juan Hidalgo combines non-stop cardio and weights, designed for increased calorie burn and a total body workout from 8 to 9am at the BIltmore Hotel. Please call to pre-register for these classes the night before. Classes may be reserved 24 hours in advance. Promptness is extremely important due to setup instruction. Tardiness will result in a replacement from the waiting list. Call 305-913-3102.

Ponce Lunch Welcomes Peter Hairston
The public is invited to join the Ponce Business Association’s lunch upstairs at JohnMartin’s, 253 Miracle Mile at noon. The guest speaker will be Peter Hairston of the Gables’ Waterway Renaissance Project, a private, donor-funded initiative to beautify, preserve and enjoy the Waterways of Coral Gables and South Florida. The Waterway Project was established by Peter Hairston over a year ago to work in partnership with the City of Coral Gables, Department of Environmental Resources Management and other public entities. Since its inception the Project has restored the Granada-Mahi and Maynada bridges; cleared & restored 10 limestone seawalls along the Mahi Canal and held the first annual Gables to the Bay Regatta. Upcoming projects include the restoration of the Hardee, LeJeune bridges and the private and public seawalls on the Mahi and southern Gables waterways. Please RSVP to

Robert Ross: Mission Abandoned
Mission Abandoned ($18.75) is Robert Ross’ compelling firsthand account of the rise and fall of the Adela Investment Company, the critically important but long-forgotten enterprise launched in the 1960s by a blue-chip group of multinational corporations for the expressed purpose of promoting private sector development in Latin America. Meet the author at Books And Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Tuesday, June 22

Petanque Tournament At The Biltmore
The Biltmore hosts the only organized petanque tournament in Miami each Tuesday from 6 to 8pm where beginners and experts can play this fun and exciting game. Enjoy half price cocktails by Veuve Clicquot and Belvedere Vodka. Weekly drawing winner receives Sunday champagne brunch for two. Call 305-445-1926.

Cooking with Chef Rudy: Summer Favorites
What will Chef Rudy cook up this month? You will have to stop by Whole Foods Market, 6701 Red Road at 7pm in the Lifestyle Center to find out. Space is limited, please pre-register at Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Wednesday, June 23

Wines of Bodegas Elias Mora At Charlotte Bistro
Enjoy an exclusive offering at Charlotte French Modern Bistro, 264 Miracle Mile at 7pm, featuring Sea Scallops Wrapped with Serrano Ham, Coconut Milk Curry Emulsion Piment D’Espellet Oil, accompanied by Tempestad Godello 2009 (D.O. Valdeorras); Oporto Pheasant Terrine, Cardamom Pears Tomatoes Chutney and Caper Berry Raisins Couli, accompanied by ViñasElias Mora 2007 (D.O. Toro); Coriander Seeds Duck Breast Rainbow Swiss Chard and Balsamic Tinta de Toro Wine Sauce, accompanied by Elias Mora Crianza 2004 (D.O. Toro); Sage Pork Loin, Blood Sausage and Caramelized Apples with Tempranillo Wine and Raspberry Vinegar Beet Sauce, accompanied by Elias Mora Crianza 2006 (D.O. Toro); Braised Short Ribs and Roasted Bone Marrow, Baby Arugula Leaves, Thyme Toro Wine Sauce, accompanied by Gran Elias Mora 2004 (D.O. Toro); and Rack of Lamb, Spiced Jus, Truffle Oil, Cipollini Onions, Baby Carrots, Shitake Mushrooms and Wine Reduction, accompanied by Gran Elias Mora 2005 (D.O. Toro). Finish with Chocolate Soup and Home-Made Coffee Ice-Cream. The cost is $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call 305-443-3003.

Thursday, June 24

Mojito Madness Thursdays At Tarpon Bend
Stop into Tarpon Bend at 65 Miracle Mile Thursday for $3.50 Mojitos all day, including Watermelon, Blackberry, Grapefruit, Pineapple and Cantaloupe. The happy hour runs from 3 to 10pm with 2 for 1 drinks. Call 305-444-3210.

Bossa Nova Lounge at Cascade
Enjoy the best of Brazilian jazz with a bossa nova performance by singer and guitarist Rose Max at the Biltmore’s Cascade poolside bar from 6 to 9pm with half price cocktails by Bacardi and Grey Goose. Call 305-445-1926.

Live Jazz at Angelique Euro Café
Enjoy live jazz each Thursday starting at 6:30pm plus Angelique’s unique Bubbly Specials: $4 Cavas, $10 Champagne by the glass. Social Hour Specials from 4 to 8pm include $3 draft beer pints, $5 premium wines by the glass, $4 sinful Bloody Marys plus $6 selected bar snacks at Angelique Euro Cafe, 117 Miracle Mile.

Maine Lobster Paella At Por Fin
Thursday is Maine Lobster Paella Night at Por Fin, 2500 Ponce. Call 305-441-0107.

Bouillabaisse Night At Palme d’Or
Chef de Cuisine Philippe Ruiz adds his culinary touch to the classic Provençal Bouillabaise each Thursday evening at the Biltmore Hotel’s famed Palme d’Or restaurant for $39 or $59 with wines. Call 305-913-3201.

3rd Annual George E. Merrick Award of Excellence
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The Allen Morris Company, will recognize community leaders for their outstanding contributions to the City Beautiful starting with cocktails at 6:30pm at the Biltmore Hotel’s Granada Ballroom. The George E. Merrick Award was instituted in 2008 to recognize and celebrate a visionary leader who has made a significant impact and set standards for the cultural celebration, promotion, beautification, preservation and economic growth of the City of Coral Gables. The dinner and awards banquet will begin at 7:30pm. Individual tickets are $200 and VIP tables of 10 are $1750. Call 305-446-1657.

Emerald Society Monthly Social
You’re invited to the next Emerald Society Monthly Social at Fritz and Franz Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way starting at 6:30pm with half-price wine and 16 ounce beer. Call Mary Gerhardt at 305-754-7805.

Gala Dinner: The Convent Cuisine
The Lowe Art Museum of the University of Miami and the Consul General and Cultural Institute Of Mexico in Miami invite you to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Bicentennial and Revolution Centennial starting at 8pm with a VIP cocktail reception at the Tobin Gallery featuring cocktails by Junior Merino, The Liquid Chef, followed by a gala dinner from 9 to 11pm at the Beaux Arts Gallery to recognize the best Mexican Restaurant Owners in Miami Area. A donation of $250 is requested. RSVP: Call Julie Molinar at 305-772-9573 or email to:

Team Trivia At JohnMartin’s
Every Thursday evening starting at 8pm, play a great game of team trivia at JohnMartin’s, 253 Miracle Mile. Call 305-445-3777.

Enjoy your quality time in Coral Gables and stay tuned to this channel for more Great Gables Events.


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