Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Wednesday, October 8

Shakra Wednesday Specials
Enjoy "Massages à Deux" (Couple's Massages) at a discounted rate – one person receives a 10% discount on the massage of the same or lower rate than the other person's massage. Very romantic! Visit their beautiful and serene Yoga Studio for Yoga for Lunch at all levels from 12:15-1pm, Pilates at all levels from 5:15-6:15pm to stretch and tone your lower back and abdominal area, Basic Yoga at beginners level from 6:15-7:30pm, and Belly Dancing at beginners level from 7:30-8:30pm. 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.

Coral Gables Museum Preview Exhibit
Curated by historian Arva Moore Parks, the Coral Gables Museum Preview Exhibit showcases early Coral Gables, the Merrick Family and the incredible vision of Coral Gables founder and developer George Merrick, every Wednesday and Sunday from 1 to 4pm at Old Spanish Village, 2901 Ponce. Filled with never before seen early Gables photos and memorabilia, the exhibit provides a glimpse into what might be included in the future Coral Gables Museum. Call 305-910-3996.

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.

2 For 1 Drinks At Uva Happy Hour
UVA Restaurant and Lounge at 2626 Ponce presents drink specials from 5 to 8pm. Call 305-476-8111.

What's Hip Wednesday At The Biltmore
Don't miss What's Hip Wednesday, a weekly happy hour event at the BIltmore Lounge featuring half-price cocktails and complimentary hors d'oeuvres from 6 to 10pm, as well as entertainment and hip fashions from Neiman Marcus Coral Gables. The evening is hosted by "Trend Tracker" Tara Gilani. Call 305-445-1926.

Wine Specials 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 to round out the experience. It's only $15 for three preselected white or red wines. Meet up with friends at The Grape for a great time every time. Call 305-444-WINE.

The European Union: What Americans Should Know
Joaquín Roy (Lic. Law, University of Barcelona, 1966; Ph.D, Georgetown University, 1973), is Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Director of University of Miami European Union Center and Co-Director of the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence. He has published over 200 academic articles and reviews, and is the author, editor, or co-editor of 30 books. Tonight, Dr. Roy joins us to address The European Union: What Americans Should Know, with an explanation of the basic history, institutional framework and functions of the European Union. Founded in 1952, it is the largest economic bloc on earth (more than 500 million people of 27 European Countries) and it has become the model of point of reference for any other attempt of regional integration. A Power Point presentation will support the talk, which is presented in collaboration with the International Views Discussion Group at Books And Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Blues Jam At Titanic
Wednesday is Blues Jam night at Titanic, hosted by Chris Cosner and his band, starting at 9pm. Titanic Brew Pub is located at 5813 Ponce. Call 305-667-ALES.

Shot Night At The Bar
It's Shot Night every Wednesday at The Bar with $2 shots of Cuervo and Jager all night. Enjoy their selection of 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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