Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Tennessee Williams penned many of his theatrical works while residing in the cultural riches of Coconut Grove and Key West. Join us for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating the diverse tapestry of selections from Mr. Williams’ collection of short plays that are all rooted in the beauty that is the human experience. Performances run September 23-October 3.
CORAL GABLES GALLERY NIGHT
Coral Gables, Florida
Held the first Friday of the month, Gallery Nights showcase the various works from European and Latin American art masters to outstanding contemporary artists. Be on the lookout for the orange paintbrush on the side of the Trolley and on special Trolley stop signs to find a dedicated Gallery Night Trolley that will loop between Coral Gables galleries and art venues participating on Gallery Night.
6th Annual Bird Festival
Thursday, October 1, 2015 9:30 AM to Sunday, October 4, 2015 4:30 PM
Fairchield Tropical Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, FL 33156
Cost: $25 Non members
The Bird Festival kicks off with two days of off-site tours of South Florida bird habitats led by Tropical Audubon Society experts. The Bird Festival then continues at Fairchild with activities for birders of all ages, including presentations by bird experts, bird walks and an amateur bird photo contest and exhibit. You will be able to purchase bird-attracting plants and birding merchandise and enjoy educational activities for the entire family. The 77th Annual Members’ Day Plant Sale is held in conjunction with the festival, making it a uniquely special weekend of plants, birds and learning fun.
October 1, 2015, 6pm
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
In exchange for your purchase ($16 + tax) a voucher will be held for you at “WILL CALL” at Books & Books. This voucher entitles you to receive (1) one copy of the book Why is This Night Different from All Other Nights? and also serves as your entry for (2) two people to Lemony Snicket’s talk and book signing event.
On September 29, 2015, Lemony Snicket’s fourth and final book in the ALL THE WRONG QUESTIONS series, “Why is This Night Different from All Other Nights?” will arrive in stores nationwide, available in print, ebook, and audiobook formats. ALL THE WRONG QUESTIONS explores the mysterious origins of Mr. Snicket and his early misadventures. In “Why is This Night Different from All Other Nights?”, as on all other nights, the train departs from Stain’d Station and travels to the city without stopping. But not tonight. You might ask, why is this night different from all other nights? But that’s the wrong question. Instead ask, where is this all heading? And what happens at the end of the line?
Books & Books
In Furiously Happy, Jenny explores, with brutal honesty, the darkest parts of her life…parts she’s never fully discussed. And with it she has done something near impossible: written a hilarious, snort-inducing, tears-down-your-face book that dives deep into her life with depression and mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.
In the words of bestselling author Brené Brown “You’ll laugh, wince, writhe in discomfort, cry, then laugh again. You might even feel the need to buy a raccoon. But the two things you’ll never do is doubt Jenny’s brilliance or her fearlessness when it comes to having honest discussions about mental illness, shame, and the power of human resilience. She’s changing the conversation one rented sloth at a time.”
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The Longest Distance
When: Friday, 10/2 through Thursday, 10/8
Out of a country torn by civil strife comes a wondrous road movie, The Longest Distance (La Distancia Mas Larga) one of the most highly praised Venezuelan films of all time, in its exclusive U.S. theatrical premiere at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. Claudia Pinto Emperador’s directorial debut encompasses a journey of discovery, contrasting the harshness of urban life with the placid, timeless beauty of the countryside. It’s a film of reconciliation – between a father and a son, a mother and a daughter – across generational divides, about choosing your own destiny. Pinto’s ode to freedom is a timely reminder that it’s never too late to take control of your life. Winner of the Best Latin Film (in Montreal), People’s Choice (in Huelva), Best Director (in Cleveland), Special Jury Prize (Trieste) and Best First Film (of the Iberoamerican Platino Awards).
This film is sponsored in part by Art Musuem for Private Collections (AM4PC) and by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of our Sabor Latino program celebrating the best in alternative and independent Spanish language cinema.
When: October 4th
Where: Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125
Time: 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
South Florida’s biggest Octoberfest returns to Miami once again for it’s fourth annual year. For the past three years Octoberfest at Marlin’s Park has executed the city’s most exciting examples of an Octoberfest party. With its second year at Marlins Park, the festival is set to be the largest and most extravagent illustration of the German tradition this city has ever seen. The event will include authentic German food, live music, carnival rides and games, and of coarse, plenty of different styles of beer to choose from.