CORAL GABLES GALLERY NIGHT
Friday 8/4 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Coral Gables, Florida
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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.
CORAL GABLES MUSEUM – GALLERY NIGHT
The Coral Gables Museum offers free admission to all exhibits, an Artisan Market, live music and a cash bar every first Friday of the month in conjunction with Coral Gables Gallery Night. Meet the first Caribbee Club featured artist, Jorge Fornes, and view the historical anniversary exhibit, Montgomery Botanical Center Celebrates 85 Years in Coral Gables!
Fridays & Saturdays 8/4, – 8/20 @ 7:30 pm
Sundays 5:00 pm
Area Stage Company
1560 S. Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Cost: $10 – $25
A steamy prohibition tale, steamrolling and roaring its way across the stage, Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party was an Off-Broadway gem that garnered an array of industry accolades, including Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie awards. Based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 narrative poem of the same name, this darkly brilliant show features one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written. Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie’s wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. As the decadence is reaching a climax, so is Burrs’ jealousy, which erupts and sends him into a violent rage. Gun in hand and inhibitions abandoned, Burrs turns on Queenie and Black. The gun gets fired, but who’s been shot?
FINDING MONA LISA
In his newest play, Carbonell Award-winning playwright Michael McKeever explores the history of the world’s most famous painting, including Leonardo da Vinci’s meeting of Senora del Giocondo (Mona Lisa) and his masterful creation of her indelible countenance. This historical, funny and intriguing new piece presents highlights throughout the painting’s infamous past, including her vandalism, her theft, her journey to America (at the request of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy) and the various places she spent her storied lifespan, including hanging in Napoleon’s bedroom, before her final resting place at the Louvre.
CORAL GABLES GRILL FEST
There’s something about the way cold carbonation cuts through tablespoons of lard and beef fat that drives foodies crazy, in a good way. Which is why you should take the opportunity to celebrate this brilliant combination at the Coral Gables Grill Fest. The focus is on bacon, beer, and barbecue, although other bites and libations will be available for the weaker among us. Live music and kids’ activities are promised.
SOUTH FLORIDA CULTURAL CONSORTIUM
Celebrating the breadth of artistic production from South Florida, this exhibition presents the work of 25 individuals, who collectively embody the diverse culture of our region. Several of these artists engage with strategies of conceptual art, addressing themes about contemporary experiences such as technology and the internet, notions of migration, local and mainstream cultures, or ideas of representation. Other artists make use of traditional techniques, such as painting, drawing and sculpture, providing exquisite forms, colors and shapes in abstract compositions.
With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? The play takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our DNA is our destiny.
HISTORICAL BICYCLE TOUR – COCONUT GROVE
Free historical bicycle tour with Royal Palm Tours of Miami. Sponsored by the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District, the tour will highlight local ecological treasures. Bring sunblock, water and a bike.
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