Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday, October 10

Breakfast with Treasurer of the United States
Meet the Honorable Anna Escobedo Cabral, Treasurer of the United States of America at the Four Seasons Hotel, Miami Room at 8am, sponsored by The United States-Mexico Chamber Of Commerce and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. The cost is $50. Contact the Coral Gables Chamber for more information at 305-446-1657.

South Florida Arts Beat On WLRN
Tune in at 1pm to WLRN 91.3 FM to hear Ed Bell's South Florida Arts Beat program to stay abreast of cultural events in our community. You can also listen live on the internet.

Live Music At The Grape
Stop in to your favorite wine bar at the Village Of Merrick Park for a great assortment of wines by the glass or the bottle, plus great food and live music to round out the experience. Now, from 5 to 7pm Monday through Friday, enjoy 2 for 1 glasses of wines in the 1 to 6 category. Meet up with friends at The Grape for a great time every time. Visit their Wine Seller, where you can choose from over 140 different wines by the bottle, and take advantage of 3-SUM: Their 3 bottle case, where you can save 15-20%. Call 305-444-WINE.

Shakra Friday Specials
Shakra will come to your office or home to administer Chair Massages for a special rate of $75/hour. Visit their beautiful and serene Yoga Studio for Basic Yoga at beginners level from 5:30-6:45pm Enjoy their Zen and fully equipped locker rooms as well as class props for free. The first class for new students (Florida Residents) is always free at Shakra Relaxation Oasis, 271 Alhambra Circle. Call 305-774-1355.

Ladies' Night At The Bar
Coral Gables' legacy pub presents drink specials: ladies can drink well drinks and Yuengling on draft for free from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Enjoy the selection of 48 bottled beers, 10 great brews on tap and the best comfort food at The Bar, 172 Giralda. Call 305-442-2730.

Oktoberfest Continues
Meet up with friends to celebrate the annual Coral Gables Oktoberfest celebration at Fritz and Franz Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way, continuing through Monday, October 13. The festivities include live music, special Oktoberfest beer from Bavaria and a holiday menu. Call 305-774-1883.

Artist Carlos Navarro: Changing Lives
You are invited to the "Changing Lives" Exhibit featuring all new works by Carlos A. Navarro, benefitting The Changing Lives Organization at 2000 Ponce (5th floor) from 7 to 10pm. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served by Matusalem Rum and Junior's Catering. Call 305-799-0034.

Nana At Cosford Cinema
Nana (Anna Sten), a woman of the streets, is spotted by noted theatrical producer Gaston Greiner (Richard Bennett) who is so impressed by Nana's beauty that he gives her a part in his latest revue. Almost overnight, Nana is the toast of Paris and a star of the highest magnitude. Fame and fortune bring her little happiness, as two brothers vie for her affections leading to a bitter rivalry that ends in tragedy. The film begins at 7pm at Cosford Cinema on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. Cash only. Call 305-284-4861.

Friday Night Wine Tasting Series at Christabelle's Quarter
Meet up with friends for a special tasting event hosted by wine educator Barry Alberts at the La Boheme Patio located on the third floor of the gorgeous Christabelle's Quarter, 3157 Commodore Plaza from 7 to 9:30pm featuring international wine selections. The cost is $15 per person and there is no need to RSVP. Call 305-793-3120.

Live Music In The B&B Courtyard
Enjoy live music in the beautiful Mediterranean courtyard Friday night from 7 to 11pm at Books and Books, 265 Aragon. Call 305-442-4408.

Ritz Chamber Players At Gusman Hall
The nation's first ensemble composed solely of musicians spanning the African Diaspora will perform the music of Antonon Dvorak and George Walker at 8pm at Gusman Hall. Czech composer Dvorak wrote in 1893 that the future music of the United States would be founded upon Negro spirituals and much of his work was flavored by the African-American musical heritage. George Walker was the first black composer to receive the coveted Pulitzer Prize in music. Call 305-284-4940.

Violin Sensation Mariusz Patyra From Poland
Chopin Foundation and the FIU School of Music present Mariusz Patyra in concert at the Wertheim Concert Hall at the FIU South Campus, featuring music by Paganini, Brahms, Wieniawski, Sarasate, Debussy and others. Call FIU at 305-348-0496.

Cabaret at Ring Theatre
Jerry Herman Ring Theatre kicks off its new season with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret, a ground-breaking Broadway show that seamlessly blends together elements of music, comedy, sex and drama. Set against the dark backdrop of pre-World-War-II Berlin, the action takes place in the seedy Kit Kat Klub where pimps, prostitutes and brash showgirls would rather drink, party and dance than face up to the growing menace around them. The show's score was lauded by the N.Y. Times as one of the few Broadway scores "with the kind of lingering power that comes from pungent musicality tied to memorable emotions." Performances run through October 11. Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are priced at $18-$22 general admission; $16-$18 seniors and UM faculty, staff and alumni; and $8-$10 for students. Warning: Contains strong adult language and themes. Call 305-284-5426 or buy tickets online.

Sarah Giller Nelson: Designing the Good Life
Miami Modernism, or MiMo, is the exotic brand of mid-century architecture ubiquitous in the world-famous city. Designing the Good Life: Norman M. Giller and the Development of Miami Modernism (University Press of Florida, $39.95) is a personal account of the post-World War II movement that shaped a city and defined an era. This captivating story offers a unique look at the architecture of Norman M. Giller, one of the early godfathers of MiMo. Giller made an indelible mark on the urban landscape with architecturally progressive structures ideally suited to their surroundings, including the Ocean Palm Motel, the Carillon Hotel, the North Shore Band Shell, the Diplomat Hotel and Country Club, and the Giller Building. Tonight, Giller's daughter and co-author of the book, art and architectural historian Sarah Giller Nelson, discusses how her father's vision helped to define Florida architecture since World War II. Meet the author at Books And Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Rock And Roll at JohnMartin's
Friday evening is Rock 'n' Roll night at JohnMartin's, with the best local bands. Meet up with friends, enjoy some good pub food and refreshments and dance to your favorite tunes all night at 253 Miracle Mile. Call 305-445-3777.

Encounters At The End Of The World At Cosford Cinema
There is a hidden society at the end of the world. One thousand men and women live together under unbelievably close quarters in Antarctica, risking their lives and sanity in search of cutting-edge science. In this visually stunning exploration, director Werner Herzog takes you on a journey to the South Pole, from the National Science Foundation's headquarters on Ross Island to some of Antarctica's most remote and dangerous locales. With a keen eye for the wondrous and sometimes hilarious peculiarities of this icy land's inhabitants, Herzog offers an astounding look at those who have chosen to form a society as far away from society as one can get. The film begins at 9pm at Cosford Cinema on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. Cash only. Call 305-284-4861.

Live Music At Titanic
Enjoy great live music, good food and drinks, featuring well-brewed beer on tap at Titanic Restaurant and Bar, 5813 Ponce. The music stars at 10pm. Call 305-667-ALES.

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