Great Gables Events – wekend of June 11


The heat is on in South Florida and we’re looking for ways to stay cool and enjoy time with friends. Here’s some clues for those that seek the most interesting opportunities for Great Gables Events.

Gables’ Restaurant Week: June 7 to 20
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. Guests (21 years and older) also have the chance to try the Original Bacardi Mojito Cocktail, the official cocktail of Coral Gables Restaurant Week, at participating restaurants with full bars. Advance reservations are recommended as many restaurants book completely during this popular promotion. Restaurants taking part in Coral Gables Restaurant Week include Anacapri, Angelique Euro Cafe, Bangkok Bangkok II, Benihana, Bugatti, Caffe Abbracci, Caffe Vialetto, California Pizza Kitchen, Da Vittorio, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Graziano’s Restaurant, Il Grissino, John Martin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, La Cofradia Ceviche Bar, La Dorada, Le Provencal, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Ortanique on the Mile, Pardo’s Peruvian Cuisine, Pasha’s, Por Fin Restaurant & Lounge, Red Koi Thai & Sushi Lounge, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Spris, Sushi Maki, Tarpon Bend, The Globe, and The Bar.

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. Team USA plays England at Rustenburg Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday, June 12 at 2:30pm local time. 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.

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.

Royal Poinciana Fiesta
Take advantage of free admission to The Kampong Historic Garden, 4013 S. Douglas Road, to celebrate the Royal Poinciana Fiesta, which runs June 12 to 14 with activities scheduled at locations throughout the city. Stroll the gardens and see its magnificent Royal Poinciana trees. At 2pm Sunday, take a narrated trolley tour through Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and South Miami to see beautiful specimen trees and discover the history of the fiesta. The traditional Poinciana punch and cake will be served at the end of the tour. Reservations are required for the 2-hour tour; cost is $20 and ticket sales benefit the Tropical Flowering Tree Society. Call 305-258-1086.

Fontana Presto Pranzo Lunch
The BIltmore Hotel’s new Presto Pranzo lunch menu is a two-course lunch with choice of appetizer and entree for $19, served Monday thru Saturday at Fontana Restaurant. Lunch includes 30% discount on special sommelier selections with your meal. Call 305-913-3200.

Free Summer Camp At Books & Books
It’s summer fun at its best: you’re going to camp, Books & Books style. So, leave the bug spray at home. Join up with friends for games, contests, crafts, storytelling, book clubs and more, just for kids. It’s free every Saturday at 11am at Books And Books, 265 Aragon. Call 305-442-4408.

Summer Camp At Fairchild Farm 2010
Get ready for a great summer camp at the Fairchild Farm. Children ages six to ten will be empowered while learning about natural resources connected through the arts and science, with a focus on developing projects over the course of four weeks. Call Leila Werner at 305-258-0464 or email:

Father’s Day At The Biltmore
Plan ahead to 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.

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.

Friday, June 11

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.

New 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.

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.

Around the World with Wine: Top 10 Summer Wines
Looking for some great summer wines to serve at your parties? Come to the Lifestyle Center at Whole Foods Market, 6701 Red Road at 7pm for a tasting of wines from their Top 10 Summer Wine programs and find out about these delicious and value oriented wines. Space is limited, please pre-register at Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Seraphic Fire’s Annual Summer Gospel Concert
Enjoy a performance of It is Well With My Soul: Seraphic Fire’s Annual Summer Gospel Concert at the First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables at 7:30pm. Hallelujah! Summer is right around the corner, and that means tapping your toes and humming along to Seraphic Fire’s Gospel concerts. A perennial audience favorite, the Seraphic Fire singers and Patrick Dupré Quigley sing the biggest hits from past years’ gospel programs. Expect to hear “Amazing Grace,” “Victory is Mine,” “I’ll Fly Away,” and other favorites. Act quickly. This concert has sold out for the past three years. Subscribe today and guarantee a seat at the hottest concert in town.

Ex-Terminator: Life After Marriage
The transition from despair to satisfaction is an emotional, and yet often hilarious road to bump along. Suzetta Perkins’ Ex-Terminator (Strebor Books, $15) brings a fresh view to life after divorce as four women and a man struggle to move beyond their feelings of loss, failure, and abandonment, in order to establish a sense of normalcy and discover who they really are again. Can new love be found, even while the old still lingers and haunts everyday thoughts and actions? As these brokenhearted people form a support group to shore each other up in the midst of their stormy lives, little do they know how much they will come to mean to one another, or how each one will be changed by the healing they discover. Meet the author at Books And Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Saturday, June 12

Cooking Buddies Culinary Class
Sign up for a hands-on cooking camp taught by the Biltmore’s chef instructors with special workshops taught by the hotel’s acclaimed chefs. The summer cooking camp is open to children ages 7 to 17, with classes grouped by age. Camp includes lunch, apron, and all class materials and is priced at $375 per child. To register or for more information call 305-913-3131 or email:

Interactive Lunch With Chef Marc Vidal of Sole
At this hands-on luncheon, whip, whisk, stir and sauté Chef Vidal’s masterful creations of Spanish-influenced dishes while sipping Champagne Gosset throughout the event at the Biltmore’s Granada Ballroom starting at noon. The cost is $65 or $52 for Cellar Club Members.

US Vs England In World Cup
Team USA plays England at Rustenburg Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday, June 12 at 2:30pm local time. Check with your favorite venue in Coral Gables for game time specials.

Manny Alonso: Lulu Plays Pretend
Lulu’s having a Tea Party at Books & Books at 3pm. Her friends will take turns reading from her new book, Lulu Plays Pretend ($14) and you can play along, too. The author, Manny Alonso, will be on hand to sign books at Books And Books, 265 Aragon at 3pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Duo A Tempo In Concert
Fabian Alvarez, flautist and Debora Sanchez, pianist, began their musical studies at the Guillermo Tomas Conservatory of Music in Havana. They began playing as a duo in their early years of musical training and performed together in numerous recitals. The concerts at 4:30 and 7pm in the Victor E. Clarke Recital Hall at the University of Miami, 5501 San Amaro Drive, will include music of European as well as Latin American composers, such as Bach, Bowling, De Falla, Paganini, Zitella among others. Tickets are $25. Call 786-356-6346.

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.

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 from June 7 to 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

Julia Tirella & Gul Moorjani: Cooking from the Heart
The Cooking from the Heart ($20) cookbook is dedicated to Julia Tirella, BA (Education) and Gul Moorjani MBA, BSEE, PE who came forth with the idea to produce a heart healthy cookbook. Julia has a personal passion to the Florida Heart Research Institute’s mission to Stop Heart Disease. “Cooking from the Heart” is Julia’s way to give back to Florida Heart Research Institute. Enjoy heart healthy wonderful recipes …many from Julia’s native Italy and others from around the world. Meet the author at Books And Books, 265 Aragon at 7pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Sunday, June 13

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. A prix fixe menu includes authentic European-inspired dishes and your choice of select brunch beverages for just $24, as well as a la carte choices. Can’t make it on Sunday? A Spring Savings menu is now available Monday through Wednesday featuring lunch for two for $17 or dinner for two with a bottle of wine for just $49. Call 305-529-9922.

Sherry North: Because I Am Your Daddy
How much do fathers love their children? Enough to fly them to school in a plane? Enough to dig for the biggest dinosaur the world has ever known? From exploring dark caves to leading a marching band to even being a space alien, a father’s love is unconditional, and he will do anything to make sure all of his child’s dreams come true. The dynamic duo of Sherry North and Marcellus Hall team up once again to treat parents and children to a story that celebrates affection with imagination. Because I Am Your Daddy (Abrams Books for Young Readers, $15.95) is a great read-aloud book at storytime or a soothing book at bedtime, and an ideal gift for new fathers on Father’s Day. Presented in collaboration with Miami Munchkins. Meet the authors at Books And Books, 265 Aragon at 12:30pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Royal Poinciana Fiesta Tour
Celebrate the magnificent Royal Poinciana Tree during the Royal Poinciana Fiesta activities scheduled at The Kampong, 4013 Douglas Road. The gate will open at 11:30am and admission to The Kampong will be free. The famed trolley tour begins at 2pm. Take a narrated tour through Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and South Miami. Discover the history of the fiesta, useful plant information, and the most beautiful specimen trees in Miami. The Tropical Flowering Tree Society website has more information.

Mainly Mozart: Amernet String Quartet
Enjoy a performance of Amernet String Quartet and Chauncey Patterson, viola playing Mozart: String Quintet in G minor; Brahms: String Quintet in G Major at 4pm at the Colonnade, 180 Aragon. Concerts tickets are $20. For complete details call 305-444-4755.

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.

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.

Monday, June 14 Flag Day

Flag Day In Coral Gables
On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson announced during his Memorial Day address, that June 14th of each year would be celebrated as Flag Day. “This flag, which we honor and under which we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It has no other character than that which we give it from generation to generation….Though silent, it speaks to us — speaks to us of the past, of the men and women who went before us, and of the records they wrote upon it.” On this Flag Day 2010, we American Patriots display and pay homage to our National Flag.

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 Commissioner Chip Withers
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 Coral Gables’ long time commissioner Wayne “Chip” Withers. Chip has served on the City Commission since 1991. Commissioner Withers has also held several appointed positions in Coral Gables including Planning and Zoning, Economic Development, Code Enforcement, Youth Advisory and Parks and Recreation. Wayne is President of Withers Transfer & Storage of Coral Gables, Inc., Withers Worldwide Forwarders, Inc., and Withers Transportation Systems. He is a proud graduate of the University of Florida. Please RSVP to

Christopher Hitchins at Temple Judea
Most who have observed Christopher Hitchens over the years would agree that he possesses a ferocious intellect and is unafraid to tackle the most contentious subjects. Now 60, English-born and American by adoption; all atheist and partly Jewish; bohemian (even listing “drinking” along with “disputation” as “hobbies” in Who’s Who) he has held to a consistent thread of principle whether opposing war in Vietnam or supporting intervention in Iraq. As a foreign correspondent in some of the world’s nastiest places, a lecturer and teacher and an esteemed literary critic, Hitchens manifests a style that is at once ironic, witty, and tough-minded. A legendary bon vivant with an unquenchable thirst for literature, he has sometimes ridiculed those who claim that the personal is political, though he has often seemed to illustrate that very idea. Now, the #1 New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist — one of the most admired and controversial public intellectuals of our time — shares his personal life story in Hitch-22 (Twelve, $26.99). Tickets are required for this event and are available at all Books & Books locations, while supplies last. The $10 ticket can be used toward the purchase of Hitch-22 or any other book at Books & Books. Event begins at 7:30pm at Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Boulevard. Call 305-442-4408.

Tuesday, June 15

Chef Tan Demo and Book Signing
Goodness is Growing at Whole Foods Market, 6701 Red Road. Celebrity Veggie Chef Tal Ronnen and New York Times Best-Selling Author of the cookbook, the conscious cook, will be at Whole Foods Market from 11am to 2pm to cook up a tasty plant-based food called gardein (garden + protein). It’s a yummy blend of vegetables and grains with a meaty texture and is an ideal source of protein for any meal. No registration required, just stop by. Call 305-421-9421.

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.

David Herlihy: The Lost Cyclist
In the late 1880s, Frank Lenz of Pittsburgh, a renowned high-wheel racer and long-distance tourist, dreamed of cycling around the world. In the spring of 1892 he quit his accounting job and gamely set out west to cover twenty thousand miles over three continents as a correspondent for Outing magazine. Two years later, after having survived countless near disasters and unimaginable hardships, he approached Europe for the final leg. He never made it. His mysterious disappearance in eastern Turkey sparked an international outcry and compelled Outing to send William Sachtleben, another larger-than-life cyclist, on Lenz’s trail. Bringing to light a wealth of information, David Herlihy’s gripping narrative captures the soaring joys and constant dangers accompanying the bicycle adventurer in the days before paved roads and automobiles. The Lost Cyclist (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26) culminates with Sachtleben’s heroic effort to bring Lenz’s accused murderers to justice, even as troubled Turkey teetered on the edge of collapse. Meet the author at Books And Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Wednesday, June 16

Cheese 101: Bleu Cheese
Monica is back with her Cheese 101 course, starting at 7pm in the Lifestyle Center at Whole Foods Market, 6701 Red Road. Join her as she takes us on a journey through the world of blue cheese. Registration is required, please pre-register at Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Bloomsday Celebration At Books & Books
Certainly, Bloomsday is a day to honor James Joyce’s novel Ulysses and is celebrated wherever you find the Irish. Now it’s your turn to don your turn-of-the 19th century apparel and celebrate in earnest. The evening starts at Books & Books at 6pm where actors from the Actors Playhouse will read from Ulysses (the parts that were not banned). Then a piper and flag bearers will lead the crowd on a short odyssey to John Martin’s Irish Restaurant for the Bloomsday Feast with a special menu and prices. All St. Patrick’s Day Committee’s Celtic Cultural events are free and open to all. Plenty of free parking is available in the City Garage behind John Martin’s Restaurant on Aragon Avenue. For further information, please call 305-273-0118.

Fairchild Palms Happy Hour Fundraiser at Sugarcane
The Fairchild Palms, the young professionals’ group affiliated with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, is sponsoring a happy hour fundraiser from 6 to 9pm at Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, 3250 NE First Avenue. Cost is a suggested $10 donation at the door. All proceeds benefit the Fairchild Challenge environmental education and conservation program distributed free every academic year to elementary, middle and high schools nationwide. Guests can mingle with Miami’s young professionals and support a great cause while enjoying half-priced signature cocktails as well as beer, sangria and cocktail pitcher specials. Valet parking is available, and street and garage parking are nearby. For more information call 305-298-1230 or send an e-mail to

An Evening With Nino At Caffe Abbracci
The always-charming Nino Pernetti joins forces with acclaimed wine expert Patrick Sullivan to introduce a monthly wine pairing dinner, “An Evening with Nino,” at 7pm at Caffe Abbracci, 318 Aragon, during which Nino will share stories from his travels and experiences. The wine pairing menu ($60 per person) features traditional Italian fare including Belgian endives with Parmigiano Reggiano Fondue, Beef Carpaccio with Truffle Oil, Lobster Medallions and more. Each of the courses will be accompanied by their ideal wine pairing. To RSVP, please call 305-441-0700,

Sicilian Wine Theme Dinner
Enjoy a delectable menu of sun kissed Italian dishes at the Biltmore’s Fontana Restaurant at 7pm, artfully paired with stellar wines from the island of Sicily, which has gained worldwide recognition for the revival of its premium native grape varieties. The cost is $99, or $79 for Cellar Club members. Call 305-913-3203.

Helio Castroneves: Victory Road
While most of America may know Helio Castroneves as the funny Season Five winner of Dancing with the Stars, in his heartfelt biography, Victory Road (Celebra, $24.95) , the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner tells us his story about determination, family, faith and beating all odds to win. (And he’s won the pole for the Indy 500 once again.) Meet the author at Books And Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Thursday, June 17

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.

Italian Cooking Series IV
Whole Foods Market is proud to partner with the Italy-American Chamber of Commerce for the third installment for their Italian Cooking Show Series, beginning at 6pm at Mia Cuccina, 105 Miracle Mile. The series puts two top Chefs from renowned local Italian restaurants against each other in a culinary battle focusing on different regions in Italy. This month event will feature: Chef Nicola Carro from Quattro and Chef Rosario Corrao from Caffe Milano featuring Sicily vs Lombardy.

Growing Bromeliads In South Florida
Learn the basics of growing these attractive, adaptable epiphytes with instructor Peter Kouchalakos at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, 10901 Old Cutler Road from 7 to 9pm. While most often seen growing in the ground or on trees, they also do well in pots. Our instructor/grower will take you through propagating pups, choosing the optimum growing medium and containers, watering and misting, providing air circulation and lighting, fertilizing and finding methods of combating pests. He will also share his experience in growing show plants. Each student will have hands-on experience of repotting a bromeliad and take home a plant. Two Thursday sessions. Fee: $35. Call 305-667-1651.

Mark Kosower In Concert
Coral Gables Congregational Church’s Community Arts Program continues with its 25th Summer Concert Series by presenting Mark Kosower, newly-appointed Cleveland Orchestra principal cello. Kosower, considered one of the outstanding cellists of his generation, is acclaimed by musicians and critics alike for his instrumental mastery and deep musical integrity. General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door (based on availability); subscriptions and patron tickets also available. Call 305-448-7421 x153.

Sabastian Junger: War
In his breakout bestseller, The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger created “a wild ride that brilliantly captures the awesome power of the raging sea and the often futile attempts of humans to withstand it” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Now, Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat — the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His on-the-ground account in War (Twelve, $26.99) follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. Through the experiences of these young men at war, he shows what it means to fight, to serve, and to face down mortal danger on a daily basis. Meet the author at Books And Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408.

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.

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