Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saturday, October 11

Fairchild Presents Bonsai Weekend
Meet up with friends to enjoy the annual Bonsai Society Show and Sale at Fairchild Garden Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens 65 and older, $10 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under. Call 305-667-1651.

Breakfast And Brunch At Novecento
Enjoy the outdoor patio or have breakfast indoors at Novecento, 121 Alhambra from 8am to 11:30. Brunch is served until 4pm on Saturday, with an extensive kid's menu. Call 305-557-0900.

The Making of a Steinway
Beginning at 10:30am, this fascinating event will take you through the painstaking yearlong process that's required to handcraft each and every Steinway. As a gift to attendees, Steinway will present a free copy of the hardcover book, "Piano" The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand, written by James Barron. Steinway Piano Gallery is located at 4104 Ponce. Please call to RSVP at 305-774-9878.

Afternoon Tea and Brunch At Theine
Enjoy Afternoon Tea, a three course meal of scones with farmstead jellies and clotted cream, finger sandwiches and three tiers of miniatures for $35. A Brunch menu is also available at Theine Tea Salon, 119 Madeira Avenue. Reservations are necessary. Call 305-774-0228.

Interactive Lunch With Chef Philippe Ruiz
Cook along with Chef Ruiz of Palme d'Or, winner of Zagat's "Best French Restaurant in Southeast USA," and Florida Trend's "Best French restaurant in Florida." The event takes place at the Biltmore's Country Club Ballroom at noon. The cost is $60, or $48 for Cellar Club members. Call 305-913-3203.

Wok Star Class At Arclinea
Designers, architects and all who love fine interiors, join your host "Wok Star" Eleanor Ho at noon at Arclinea, 3140 Ponce for a fascinating class on the ultimate solution for fast, fun, flavorful wok cooking. No recipes, No measuring, No calorie counting. A perfect combination of socializing, entertaining and learning. Call 305-865-9297.

Raul De Molina: La Dieta Del Gordo
Known to Univision viewers as the co-host of the popular celebrity gossip show, "El Gordo Y La Flaca," Raul de Molina can now add the title of author to his resume, as he introduces his new book, "La Dieta Del Gordo," at Barnes & Noble on the Mile. Known for his heft as much as for his sense of humor and charm as a TV personality, Raul's debut chronicles his efforts and success in the battle to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. The event takes place at Barnes & Noble at 152 Miracle Mile at 1pm. Call 305-446-8627.

Hurricanes Football vs UCF At Dolphin Stadium
For the first time, the Hurricanes take on interstate rival University of Central Florida Golden Knights at 3:35pm. Call 305-284-CANE or 800-GO-CANES.

Shakra Saturday Specials
Visit their beautiful and serene Yoga Studio for Hatha Yoga at all levels from 10-11:30am. 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.

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 3:30pm at Cosford Cinema on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. Cash only. Call 305-284-4861.

Great Houses of Florida
In the manner of Rizzoli's acclaimed Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley, Great Houses of Florida (Rizzoli, $55) presents the greatest and most intriguing houses of the state, including John and Mabel Ringling's fabulous Venetian Palazzo Ca d'Zan, James Deering's spectacular Italianate Villa Vizcaya in Miami, the Audubon and Hemingway houses in Key West, and the exquisite villa of Prince Murat in St. Augustine. With all new color photography by Steven Brooke, this lavish book provides a rare look into the very finest houses from the one-time premier winter playground of America's rich and famous. Beth Dunlop (author of Miami: Mediterranean Splendor, editor-in-chief of Home Miami magazine and architecture critic for the Miami Herald) has joined forces with Joanna Lombard (practicing architect and professor at the University of Miami) to bring us a sumptuous and fascinating study of our region's architecture. Meet the authors at Books And Books, 265 Aragon at 5pm. Call 305-442-4408.

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.

Stealing America: Vote By Vote At Cosford Cinema
Back by popular demand for one screening only. Filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman's documentary reminds viewers of the controversy surrounding the elections of George W. Bush using film clips and interviews to make the strong case that Bush won neither contest. Voters, election officials and politicos discuss their efforts to expose the truth, while media footage, including some spot-on calls from Comedy Central, recall the events at the time. Narrated by Peter Coyote. The film begins at 5:15pm at Cosford Cinema on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. Cash only. Call 305-284-4861.

Patricia Wood: Lottery
Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive: She taught him to write things down so he won't forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And, most important, she taught him whom to trust. When Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft at the age of thirty-one. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him 12 million dollars, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with. Peopled with characters both wicked and heroic who leap off the pages, Patricia Wood's Lottery (Berkley, $14) is a deeply satisfying, gorgeously rendered novel about trust, loyalty, and what distinguishes us as capable. Meet the author at Books And Books, 265 Aragon at 7pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Festival Miami: Honoring Ivan Davis
Dean Berg hosts and performs at this concert honoring the distinguished career of legendary professor and pianist-in-residence Ivan Davis. The Bergonzi String Quartet along with the Miami Saxophone Quartet will also be featured. Call 305-284-4940.

1776 Musical At Miracle Theatre
The liberty bell tolls and the stars and stripes fly on Miracle Mile as Actors' Playhouse opens the 2008-2009 season on the eve of a national election with a stunning spectacle of patriotic display in the Tony-Award Winning Broadway musical, 1776. With music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone, 1776 is a vividly passionate and often humorous drama about the events that sealed America's birth as a nation and forever changed the course of history. 1776 chronicles the story of our nation's forefathers as they struggle to write the Declaration of Independence and shape the destiny of our country. This timeless story of liberty, passion, and politics will ring out the patriotism in all Americans. The play continues through November 2. Call 305-444-9293.

World Premiere Of The Rant At New Theatre
New Theatre presents its first World Premiere of the season with Andrew Case's thriller, The Rant making its World debut at 8pm. An investigator assigned to the murder case of a 16 year old African American boy shot and killed by an NYPD police officer must wade through prejudice, deceit, and a volley of anonymous threats to find out where culpability and truth really lies. Under the direction of New Theatre's Artistic Director, Ricky J. Martinez, returning Silver Palm Award winner for The Mission Ricky Waugh will grace the stage along with a stellar cast which includes Patrice DeGraff-Arenas, Reiss Gaspard and Pilar Uribe who will be making their New Theatre debut. The plays continues through October 26. Call 305-443-5909.

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.

Live Music at JohnMartin's
Drop into your favorite Irish Pub to hear the best live music at JohnMartin's, 253 Miracle Mile every Saturday evening. Enjoy the Blacksmith, a refreshing combination of Smithwick's Ale and Guinness. Call 305-445-3777.

Titanic Presents Live Music
Enjoy excellent pub food and drink, plus live music starting SAturday evening at 10pm at Titanic Brew Pub, 5813 Ponce. Call 305-667-ALES.

Live Rock & Roll At The Bar
Coral Gables' legacy pub presents live Rock & Roll each Saturday evening, with drink specials including 48 bottled beers, 10 great brews on tap and the best comfort food at The Bar, 172 Giralda. Call 305-442-2730.

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