Lowe Art Museum is located at University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, 33124. For more information call 305-284-3535.
Stop by on Wednesdays where you can find everything on the menu for $1 , and Thursdays where beers and sangria are $1. For more info and to view the full menu, visit 100montaditos.com.
100 Montaditos Locations:
1502 – 1504 Washington Ave.
South Beach, 33139
5829 SW 73rd St.
3252 N.E. 1st Ave.
801 S. University Dr. (Fountains)
10501 N Kendall Dr.
Pembroke Lakes Square, 175 Hiatus Rd.
Units 302 & 304 – NE Croner of Pines
Pembroke Pines, 33026
244 Biscayne Blvd.
Jazz in the Gables is a free lunchtime jazz concert series held on the Plaza of the Coral Gables Museum located on Salzedo Street, two blocks north of Miracle Mile.
The concert is held every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. until March 27. The FIU Jazz Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, January 30.
Enjoy some music and purchase a box lunch from Catering by Lovables which are available for sale on-site every week.
February 1: Special evening concert with Daniel Strange Quartet at 8 p.m.
February 6: The Tito Cruz Quartet
February 13: Jazz vocalist Paulette Dozier
February 20: Latin jazz instrumentalist Andy Harlow and band Salsamania
February 27: Jazz singer Lenard Rutledge
March 6: The Jack Siegel Band
March 7: Special evening concert at 8 p.m. Artist to be announced.
March 13: University of Miami’s jazz vocal ensemble Extensions
March 20: Miami Dade College Faculty Jazz Ensemble
March 27: Jazz steelpan player Othello Molineaux
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Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 33134
The free Junior Orange Bowl Parade will take place on Sunday, December 30 at 4 p.m. at City Hall/Merrick Park (405 Biltmore Way) .
Grand Marshall Ron Magill, from ZooMiami, leads local and national marching bands, including the Northern Illinois University Huskie Marching Band, show horses, youth groups, performers, and floats down historic Miracle Mile in downtown Coral Gables.
Grandstand tickets are cost $10. For more information, visit jrorangebowl.com
Stores in Downtown Coral Gables are offering discounts for the holiday season. Here are some of the deals for December:
Hip.e Boutique, 359 Miracle Mile – Save 20% on all jeans this holiday season, and receive a free Zodiac Hanky Panky with the purchase of $500 or more. Tel: (305) 445-3693
My Bestfriend’s Closet, 68 Miracle Mile – Save 10% off on their holiday collection, and on December 19th, join them for a night out on the Mile with a champagne bar, lite bites, and a Blow Dry Braid Bar. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: (305) 443-4840
Violetas Home Design, 233-A Miracle Mile – Save 10% off on all purchases over $150. Tel: (305) 381-0711 or www.violetashomedesign.com.
Razzle Dazzle Barbershop, 224 Miracle Mile – Through December 31, save $10 off all gift cards purchased, and 20% off all products. Tel: (305) 508-8081 or www.razzledazzlebarbershop.com.
Silver Dragon, 81 Merrick Way – Save 25% on your purchase when you mention this promotion, and get automatically entered in a raffle for a chance to win a piece of silver jewelry or a golden dragon. Tel: (786) 307-5557
Italian Eyewear, 204 Aragon Avenue – Get a free watch with the purchase of $250 or more, and buy one get one 50% off sunglasses for the holiday season. Tel: (305) 591-0770 or www.italianeyewearinc.com
RDZ Fine Art Gallery, 147 Giralda Avenue – throughout December, enjoy 10% off all original artwork purchased online.
714-404-8692 | www.rdz.com
Montica Jewelry, 75 Miracle Mile – Get 25% off all Longines Watches while supplies last. Tel: (305) 446-2957 or www.montica.com.
Navarro Discount Pharmacy, 93 Miracle Mile- Navarro has various promotions going on through the holidays: For a limited time only, buy any 4 wines & get 1 free, get a $10 bonus gift card with any $75 fragrance purchase. Each Wednesday through December 26, sign up at any store location for a chance win $1000. Tel: (305) 445-1059 or www.navarro.com
Get 50% off tickets for the December 22 show for children under 18 for Orchestra Miami’s holiday classic Amahl and the Night Visitors (Amahl y los reyes magos) by Gian Carlo Menotti.
The opera combines vocal lines and symphonic accompaniment with a simple, touching story which reminds us about the true meaning of Christmas.
The story focuses on a young disabled boy, Amahl, and his mother, who welcome some very unexpected visitors into their home- the Three Kings- who are on their way to bring gifts to the Child. The performance lasts approximately one hour.
Performances will be on Saturday, December 22 at 8 p.m. at the Miami Shores Presbyterian Church, located at 609 NE 96 Street, Miami Shores, 33138, and on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. (in English with Spanish supertitles) and 4 p.m. (in Spanish with English supertitles) at Teatro Trail, located at 3715 SW 8th Street, Coral Gables, 33134.
Tickets for the December 22 performance are priced from $20-$30, with half-priced tickets available for children under the age of 18. Tickets for this performance are available through Brown Paper Tickets or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
Tickets for the January 6, 2013 performance are priced from $25-$40 and are available at www.teatrotrail.com or by calling (305) 443-1009.
Join the City of Coral Gables as it celebrates the beginning of the holiday season on Friday, December 7, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The free Holiday Spectacular will include pictures with Santa, fun rides and crafts for the children. The tree lighting will take place at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Pictures with Santa will begin soon after Santa’s arrival at Merrick Park and the lighting of the holiday tree. Santa will keep coming back to Merrick Park for more pictures on Thursdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends from noon to 10 p.m. until December 23.
Pictures are $6 each, full color and framed in a postcard.
For more information, call (305) 460-5600.
Merrick Park across from City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, 33134
Schedule of activities:
5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Ongoing: Carnival Games, Carnival Rides, Face painting, arts & crafts, food
5:00 – 5:30 p.m.: Broadway Musical Theater
5:30 – 6:15 p.m.: Maria Verdeja School of the Arts
6:15 – 6:50 p.m.: Actors’ Playhouse Children’s Theatre
7:00 – 7:15 p.m.: Tree Lighting Ceremony & Arrival of Santa
7:15 – 7:45 p.m.: Jeff Kipperman Quartet from UM Frost School of Music
7:30 – 10:00 p.m.: Pictures with Santa Claus
7:45 – 8:15 p.m.: Italian Program from Carver Elementary and Middle School
8:15 – 8:45 p.m.: Center Stage Dance Center
8:45 – 9:15 p.m.: MAD Dance Show
9:15 – 9:45 p.m.: Miami Children’s Theatre
The Third Annual Free Art Basel Panel Discussion on Contemporary African Diaspora Fine Art at the University of Miami will take place on Sunday, December 9 at 10:30 a.m.
RSVP to (305) 302-9192 or (786) 290-7359 by December 7. For more information, visit http://www.as.miami.edu/africanastudies/
- African Diaspora Art representation at Art Basel Miami Beach
- Art Africa 2012
- African Diaspora Art Culture in the Caribbean, London, New York, Miami and Havana.
- The New Black Aesthetic
- The National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Global Caribbean 1V
- “Now Dig this”
University of Miami, College of Arts & Sciences Gallery, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, 33146
To encourage the “Spirit of Giving” during Actors’ production of A Christmas Carol, the Musical, Actors’ Playhouse will give every child who brings a new, unwrapped toy to donate during a performance, one free Flexible Anytime Ticket good for any remaining show in the Musical Theatre for Young Audiences 2012-2013 Season.
Last day to donate toys will be on Saturday, December 15. All donations will be delivered that evening to Neighbors 4 Neighbors for distribution to families in need.
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Tiny Tim and the entire Cratchit family join three unearthly “Spirits” in trying to convince Ebenezer Scrooge to change his “Bah-Humbug” ways in A Christmas Carol, the Musical.
DATES: December 1 – 23.
TIMES: Saturdays at 2 p.m.
TICKETS: $20 for adults and children.
To purchase tickets, call (305) 444-9293 or visit www.actorsplayhouse.org
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 33134
The Biltmore Hotel invites children on Tuesday, November 20, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to capture the holiday spirit as they lend their artistic talents to paint and decorate ornaments for the Christmas tree displayed in the main lobby. The free event will also feature a “Letter to Santa” station and a holiday toy drive benefiting Toys-for-Tots.
Milk and cookies will be served. RSVP to email@example.com
Biltmore Hotel, Country Club Ballroom, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, 33134
JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant will host a Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22.
Enjoy a three-course meal for $29.50, for adults, and $12.50, for children. Parties of six or more adults will receive a complimentary bottle of house wine.
The restaurant will also prepare individual Thanksgiving dinner orders for pick up. Those interested must book orders before 4 p.m. on November 20.
JohnMartin’s is located at 253 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. For more information, call (305) 445-3777, or go to www.johnmartins.com.
Village of Merrick Park kicks off the holiday season with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, November 15, from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The evening’s free festivities include in-store events and promotions and live entertainment, culminating with the lighting of the 50-foot tree by the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, Head News Anchor at Fox WSVN Channel 7, Belkys Nerey and a visit from Santa Claus.
Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the Toys for Tots Toy Drive.
Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables, 33146
This Veteran’s Day, California Pizza Kitchen, 300 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 33134, is honoring local veterans and military personnel by inviting them in to dine with them for free on November 11 and November 12. For info, call 305-774-9940 or visit www.cpk.com
Join the Gables Cinema on Saturday, November 10, at 11 a.m. as it continues its regular second Saturday family and youth film screenings as part of Family Day on Aragon. This month’s presentation will be the animated 3D nautical tale The Pirates! Band of Misfits.
In the film, Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Special ticket prices are $5 for everyone, and includes free popcorn and a soda.
Coral Gables Cinema, 260 Aragon Avenue, Miami, 33134. Tel: (786) 385-9689 or visit www.gablescinema.com
Fairchild Botanic Tropical Garden will celebrate the 72nd Annual Ramble on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 9, 10 and 11, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate more than seven decades of The Ramble and shop hundreds of new garden products, plants and accessories, as well as antiques and collectibles and rare books. If you like eco-friendly products, stop by Design Fairchild for earth-friendly furniture.
Admission: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17. Eco-discount: If you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children. Military Discount: Fairchild offers active military personnel free admission. In addition, admission for spouses is $20 and children $10. Must present Military IDs.
Green Mobility Network will be offering their bike valet service at the South Gate.