Taste of the Gables
June 5 *Westin Colonnade Hotel* www.coralgablesrestaurantweek.com/taste/
What could be better than sampling tasty dishes from new and classic restaurants in Coral Gables — and then having your say in voting on which ones you think are the best? Try “tastes” of mouth-watering and delectable dishes from 20 Coral Gables Restaurant Week newcomers and veterans as they battle to win a coveted spot as “Best in the Gables.” The Sixth Annual Taste of Gables kicks off Coral Gables Restaurant Week, where for three weeks, participating restaurants will offer special three-course lunch and dinner menus.
12 Stadiums 12 Cities: Brazil 2014 World Soccer
June 6 – Sept. 21 * Coral Gables Museum * www.coralgablesmuseum.org
Celebrating soccer in Brazil and the stadiums and host cities for the 2014 Fifa World Cup, the exhibit, curated by Adriana Sabino and co-presented by the Cultural Center for Brazil in Miami, is divided into three themes: The Stadiums, The Host Cities, and Soccer in Brazil. Special events include game day watch parties all summer long, architectural panel discussions, soccer clinics, lessons, summer camp, and more. On June 5, a VIP Exhibit opening reception features Brazilian food, caipirinha courtesy of Leblon, and music by Bossa Nova duo Rose Max and Ramatis. VIP party, $25 or free for Museum members.
Orchestra Miami: Masonic Mozart
June 8 *Miami Scottish Rite Temple* www.orchestramiami.org
Orchestra Miami presents the music of Mozart — inspired by Masonic ideals and composed for fellow Masons — followed by a walking tour of the Scottish Rite Temple and the historic Lummus Park neighborhood. Program features the Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622 featuring Richard Hancock as soloist, and Mozart’s Symphony N. 41 (Jupiter) conducted by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi.
Summer Shorts 2014
June 12 – July 6 *Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts* www.arshtcenter.org
Theaterphiles know that summer fun in South Florida kicks off with City Theatre’s hilarious and provocative Summer Shorts Festival, co-presented with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Celebrating its 19th season, Summer Shorts is America’s Short Play Festival with a line-up of scripts penned by the country’s best writers, including City Theatre National Short Play Competition winners. Summer Shorts organizers are so sure of the pedigree of their “shorts” that they guarantee the “most fun 90 minutes of the summer!”
Give And Receive
June 14 *Red Cross Locations* www.redcross.org
America’s Blood Centers and The American Red Cross celebrate World Blood Donor Day with Nexcare Bandages. Exclusive for 2014, the campaign theme is The Art of Giving, which showcases the Nexcare Give bandage as a beautiful and heroic badge of honor. The 2014 limited-edition collection features bandage designs inspired by five artistic movements, including abstract, contemporary, impressionism, pop and street art.
The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful
June 18 – July 2 *Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts* www.arshtcenter.org
Science is fun for all ages when Dr. Wonderful is on the case. The audience flies through the solar system with a brainy girl who goes by the name Dr. Wonderful and her amazing adventure team of Newton (the dog) and Ben (the human) in this new musical. Dr. Wonderful and her team leap into action from their laboratory/bedroom to save a super star from disappearing in outer space, armed with a couple of butterscotch candies and a rock song from Mom.
Actors’ Playhouse: Pinocchio
June 26 – August 2 *Miracle Theatre* www.actorsplayhouse.org
As part of its Musical Theatre for Young Audiences Season, Actors’ Playhouse presents Pinocchio, a lively musical based on the book by Carlo Collodi. The play follows the “almost real boy” on his many mis-adventures. His father, Geppetto the Puppetmaker, tries to steer him clear of the likes of the Fox and the Cat, Candlewick and the Coachman, and of course, Monstro the Whale. Will Pinocchio sacrifice all and become a real boy? Only the Blue Fairy knows for sure.
Miami Lyric Opera: Don Pasquale
June 28 – 29 *Colony Theatre* www.miamilyricopera.org/
The opera buffa, or comic opera, in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti with an Italian libretto by Giovanni Ruffini and Donizetti, was first performed on Jan. 3, 1843 in Paris. Sung in Italian with English titles, native Italian and international artist Stefano de Peppo — well known in Italy, Mexico, England, and the United States — plays the role of Don Pasquale. De Peppo is known as one of the “sexiest baritone hunks in the opera world.” Get out the opera glasses.
Prismatic World Tour: Katy Perry
July 3 *American Airlines Arena* www.ticketmaster.com
The Prismatic World Tour is the upcoming third concert tour by Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, a.k.a. Katy Perry. A portion of the money generated from tickets of the tour will go to UNICEF, Autism Speaks, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The tour began in May in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and features mostly hits from Perry’s latest release, Prism.
Summer Cabaret Concert Series: Davis and Dow
July 26 *Deering Estate at Cutler* www.deeringestate.com
The Deering Estate’s Cabaret Concert Series features eclectic and world music artists in the intimate setting of the historic Stone House ballroom. Jazz duo Davis and Dow have a style deeply rooted in the classic jazz tradition, but they take a new approach to the familiar jazz and pop standards. Concert at 8 p.m.; the main gate opens at 7 p.m. BYO: Bring refreshments and snacks to enjoy during the show.
XXIX International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami
July 10 – 27 *multiple locations* www.teatroavante.com
The acclaimed International Hispanic Theatre Festival (IHTF) of Miami — presented by Teatro Avante, American Airlines, the Adrienne Arsht Center, and Teatro Prometeo of Miami Dade College — celebrates its 28th season by presenting some of the best theater companies from Latin America, Europe, and the United States. Performances are held in various locations in Miami and on Key Biscayne: Dade County Auditorium, Adrienne Arsht Center, Key Biscayne Community Center, and Miami Dade College.
International Mango Festival
July 12 – 13 *Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden* www.fairchildgarden.org
Two days of non-stop mango festivities feature a wide range of products, ideas, and of course, the star of the show — the mango. Mangos have been collected from the far reaches of the globe and nurtured in South Florida, following in the footsteps of David Fairchild, the most venerable mango collector of them all. Mango lectures and smoothies, the world’s largest display of mangos, the world’s only mango auction, mango merchandise, and botanical art are featured for sale.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week SWIM
July 18 – 22 *The Raleigh* www.miami.mbfashionweek.com
The hottest fashion week of the year, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim, salutes the sexiest swimwear designs in the world each summer in Miami Beach. Models, makeup, hair, styling, and design meet buyers, fashion editors, and swim lovers at the Raleigh Hotel and throughout Miami Beach to view the latest from the industry’s top labels.
GableStage: The Whale
July 19 – August 17 *GableStage at the Biltmore Hotel* www.gablestage.org
Joe Adler’s GableStage presents Samuel D. Hunter’s multiple award-winning Off-Broadway triumph about a six-hundred-pound reclusive gay man who is dying of congestive heart failure. Teaching English composition online from his disheveled apartment, he’s desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter.
Brazilian Film Festival of Miami
August 19 – 27 *Colony Theatre* www.brazilianfilmfestival.com/index.html
Inffinito Foundation of Miami, an internationally recognized independent promoter of Brazilian cinema and cultural arts, will host its 15th annual edition of the Brazilian Film Festival of Miami. This year, the largest annual showcase of independent Portuguese-language films from Brazil presented in the U.S. features premieres and screenings of 25 award-winning features and documentaries and 15 shorts.