Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sunday, October 5

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 Sunday, with an extensive kid's menu. Call 305-557-0900.

Sunday Brunch At The Biltmore
Enjoy a stunning display of fine foods at the Biltmore's Fountain Restaurant from 10am to 2pm as you're literally surrounded by the most elaborate spread of gourmet items in South Florida. This bountiful buffet features seafood and caviar, carved meats, made-to-order omelets, sushi, pastas, salads, tapas, quiches, artisanal cheeses, specialty dishes, a chocolate fountain and endless desserts. Enjoy live music by Juan Areco and his trio. The French champagne is flowing, the service is remarkable and the setting is perfect for entertaining guests and family members for special occasions. Reserve early; it usually sells out in advance. Call 305-913-3202.

Sunday Brunch At The Grape
Enjoy a leisurely brunch at the Grape at the Village of Merrick Park from 11:30am to 3pm with complimentary tastes of rare wines from the four corners of the world. Call 305-444-WINE.

Theatre By The Book: Mary Stuart
Artistic Director Rafael de Acha presents another in his series of classic plays from page to stage, with a performance of Mary Stuart at 1pm at the Bass Museum of Art at 2121 Park Avenue. Enjoy Schiller's riveting, relevant as tonight's news, great historic drama about Mary, Queen of Scotland and her arch-rival Elizabeth the Great in its Miami premiere, in a new English translation. The performance will be followed by a talk-back with the actors. Presented in tandem with Splendor in the Bass, an exhibition of portraits from the museum's permanent collection. This is a free event and the public is invited. Call 305-673-7530.

Free Sunday Tours Of The Biltmore Hotel
The Biltmore Docents, members of Dade Heritage Trust, offer a free walking tour of the Historic Biltmore Hotel each Sunday at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm, starting in the upstairs lobby by the front desk. When available, they take you to the 13th floor where the murder took place that created the ghost of the Biltmore. These 55 minute tours are free. Call the hotel at 305-445-1926.

Prehistory of Southern Florida by Michele Williams
Michele Williams of the Florida Public Archaeology Network will offer a presentation on the Prehistory of Florida to the members and friends of the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade at 2pm at the Central Christian Church, 222 Menores. You can encounter archaeology in every region of Florida. Learn about archaeological sites, museums, and events and how to volunteer to help conserve, study, and spread the word about Florida's buried heritage. Florida Public Archaeology Network has a mission to promote and facilitate the conservation, study, and public understanding of Florida's archaeological heritage through regional centers. The event is free. Call 305-443-7973.

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.

Karaoke Night At Titanic
Grab the microphone and sing your favorite songs Sunday evening at Karaoke Night at Titanic, hosted by Boogie Man George with the largest songbook in Miami. Karaoke starts at 9pm at Titanic Brew Pub, 5813 Ponce. Call 305-667-ALES.

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