Coral Gables Cultural Events through April 2011

One of the best things about Coral Gables is that there are always several cultural events going on!  Here is a list of some of the best events coming up this week and through the end of April.  These are some of the best events from the www.CoralGables.com website, but there are many more, visit the site to see them all!  We try to go to as many events as possible, we are hopefully going to the Classic Car show on the 17th and we are definitely planning on going to the Fairchild Tropical Garden Food and Garden Festival on the 30th!  Hope to see you there!

  • April 10: Bring your family and friends and enjoy authentic Afternoon Tea in the Garden. This event takes place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, at 3 p.m. Guests are treated to scones, savories and desserts. Tea service begins at 3 p.m. at the Jean DuPont Shehan Visitor Center Ballroom. Tickets cost $27 for Fairchild members, $37 for non-members and $17 for children under 12. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.
  • April 11: Dade Heritage Trust will be holding its Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony at Miracle Theatre. The ceremony honors individuals, organizations and restoration projects that have excelled in preserving Miami’s historic places. Reception with refreshments will follow the presentation. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for Dade Heritage Trust members and $35 for non-members. Miracle Theatre is located at 280 Miracle Mile. For more information or to make reservations, call 305-358-9572.
  • April 12: Por Fin Restaurant and Lounge, and the Italian Dante Alighieri Miami Society will host an Evening of Fine Dining and Wine. Renowned Italian-American winemaker Peter Figge will present his California award-winning wines which will be paired with dishes created by Por Fin Executive Chef Luis Quant. This special event will take place at Por Fin, 2500 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event cost $75, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Seating for this event is limited. For more information or to make reservations, call 305-441-0107.
  • April 13: Dine Magazine and Norman’s 180 have teamed up to host a series of wine classes on Wednesdays through May. If you have trouble knowing what wine to pair with food, enroll in the Wine and Food Pairing class. Patrick Sullivan will cover the following topics in this class: pairing guidelines, the all-time greats, spice is nice, sweet beginnings, tasting is knowing, Earth to wine and more. The class is held at Norman’s 180, 180 Aragon Avenue, from 6 – 8 p.m. Tickets cost $34 and will include the wine and light hors d’oeuvres. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here or call 561-313-2110.
  • April 14: The annual United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival brings together some of the top chefs and wineries for culinary lovers to enjoy. This event takes place in the Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Avenue, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. More than 60 wineries and 20 restaurants will be on hand. There will also be live music and a silent auction. Tickets cost $75 for general admission. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.
  • April 15 – June 15: The art gallery that brought “Pink Snails” to Coral Gables announces a new exhibition. The creative images of artist Francesco Lopez will be on display at Galleria Ca’ d’Oro in Coral Gables, a gallery that highlights Italian and European art in the US. His latest installation titled “Visioni di Roma” features various contemporary photographs created by combining familiar imagery, realism and nature. The work was inspired by the artist’s love of Rome. Galleria Ca’ d’Oro is located at 135 S. San Lorenzo Avenue, suite 130. For more information and exhibition hours, click here.
  • April 15: Galleria Ca’ d’Oro in Coral Gables celebrates the opening of its latest exhibition with an Opening Night Reception. The event will celebrate the new exhibition titled “Visioni di Roma” by artist Francesco Lopez. The reception begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. The artist will be in attendance. Located at 135 S. San Lorenzo Avenue, suite 130, Galleria Ca’ d’Oro highlights Italian and European art in the US. To make reservations to attend, call 305-534-0081 ext. 14 or email cadoro@thepattongroupinc.com.
  • April 16 – 17: The American Cancer Society is set to hold the 2011 Relay for Life of Coral Gables at Merrick Park, across from City Hall, from 12 p.m. until 6 a.m. This signature event aims to gather the Coral Gables community to fight cancer together. Relay Teams will fundraise throughout the year and participate in a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of the American Cancer Society. Those who have been touched by cancer are honored during the Luminaria Ceremony. For more information, or to become a sponsor, contact Alyssa Meyer at 305-779-2847.
  • April 16: The Villagers Inc. is hosting their popular Villagers’ Historic Hunt. Participants will crisscross Miami-Dade trying to decipher devious and challenging clues to historic sites. The hunt starts where the Villagers organization was born, Douglas Entrance/Puerta del Sol, 800 Douglas Entrance, at 4 p.m. Win or lose, come celebrate after the hunt with cocktails, a silent auction and dinner at Euro Table, also located at Douglas Entrance, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the hunt cost $25 or $55 to attend the dinner as well. For more information or to make your reservations, call Kendell Turner at 305-431-4343 or email at catkst@aol.com.
  • April 17: The Antique Automobile Club of America presents an Antique Car Show. The show takes place on Miracle Mile from Le Jeune Road to Salzedo Street at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wander through the street looking at antique cars. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 305-439-0910.
  • April 22: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden celebrates Earth Day with free admission into the garden. Besides free admission, there will be many educational kids’ activities, gourmet food trucks, and special discounts for new members. At 3 p.m. in the Garden House, Books & Books will feature a special Earth Day book signing with author Joel M. Curxon presenting his book Light Fading: Reflections of the Imperiled Everglades. This event is also free of charge. Fairchild Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, click here.
  • April 27: Dine Magazine and Norman’s 180 have teamed up to host a series of wine classes on Wednesdays through May. Andrew McNamara, Wine & Spirits Specialists Manager for Premier Beverage and one of only 170 Master Sommeliers in the world, will teach you How to Taste Wine. The class will help you describe the taste and learn why you like or dislike a particular wine. All wines are served blind and together and you’ll have to figure out what they are. The class is held at Norman’s 180, 180 Aragon Avenue, from 6 – 8 p.m. Tickets cost $34 and will include the wine and light hors d’oeuvres. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here or call 561-313-2110.
  • April 29, 30 and May 1: The Cathedral of St. George will be hosting the annual Middle Eastern Festival. Enjoy Middle Eastern food and pastries, a bazaar with souvenirs and jewelry during the day and live musical performances, including classic folklore and cultural dance performances, at night. The festival is open from 11a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday, with an admission price of $10 after 6 p.m. on Friday and $15 on Saturday. On Sunday, the festival is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. St. George Cathedral is located at 320 Palermo Avenue. For more information call 305-444-6541 or click here.
  • April 30: Come see what’s cooking at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden during our celebration of fresh foods and the garden they grow in. At this year’s Food and Garden Festival, gather new tips and recipes from the ever popular culinary demonstrations led by local chefs using local products. Meet growers and buy fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. This event takes place Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fairchild Gardens is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Garden admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for children ages 6-17. For more information, click here.
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