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Things to do in (and Around) Coral Gables this Month

May 2019

Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

The 11th Annual Miami Rum Fest comes to Coral Gables. Discover and taste the best rums on earth. Where rum reputations are made, where new products are released and where the public has easy access to an incredible range of cane spirits. Friday May 17, 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturday May 18, 4 – 10 p.m. At the Coral Gables Woman’s Club, 1001 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd. General Admission $50; VIP $75. Online at or call 877.855.3378.

Limón Dance Company

New York’s Limón Dance Company brings two of José Limón’s masterworks: The Exiles, a moving story of immigrants and refugees, and Psalm, a sweeping choreography of urgency, joy, anguish, and rhythmic vibrancy. In contemporary contrast, the digital world envelops the dancers in Radical Beasts in the Forest of Possibilities from choreographer Francesca Harper, and Colin Connor’s The Weather in the Room, is a fresh take on how relationships shift like the weather itself. Tickets $25 to $45. Saturday, May 11, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 12, 2 p.m. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. 10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay. 786.573.5300.

Giralda Plaza Market

Find goods, products and treats for sale made by local crafters and makers every Sunday at Giralda Plaza. Launched at the end of April, the market is open noon to 5 p.m. every Sunday through Sept. 29. Live acoustic performances will be held every other Sunday.

Shop and Stroll

Shop at your favorite retailers at the Shops at Merrick Park while sampling drinks and bites along the way. Enjoy discounts at participating retailers like Neiman Marcus, Edward Beiner, Vineyard Vines and Cole Haan. Proceeds will benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, Beaux Arts, The Motivational Edge, Junior League of Miami and Neighbors 4 Neighbors. Buy tickets in advance for $20 ( or at the door for $25. Thursday, May 16. 6 – 9 p.m. Shops at Merrick Park. 320 San Lorenzo Ave.

Wine Walk + Shop

Mark May 16 as the official day of drinking and shopping. Explore wine regions of the world without leaving the Downtown with the Coral Gables Wine Walk. The event “uncorks” at Kettal Furniture Showroom at 147 Miracle Mile. Wander through tasting shops like Wolfe’s Wine Shoppe with bites by Salumeria 104. Enjoy special offers from participating shops including Books & Books, Gables Cigars, Jae’s Jewelers and more. Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets cost $45. Thursday, May 16. 5 p.m. Brought to you by the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables. 305.569.0311.

FlamenGO 2019

A cast of internationally acclaimed artists will take us to a journey through the different palos of flamenco using the three basic pillars: guitar, song and dance. “Prendidos” is life itself on stage, performed by the bailaor Alfonso Losa; guest dancer Vanesa Coloma; guitarist Jose Luis de la Paz and vocals by Ismael Fernández. May 17 & 18 at 8 p.m. Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St. Tickets: $28. 305.547.5414.

The Lion King

Disney’s The Lion King makes its triumphant return to the Arsht Center. Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. May 8 – 26. Ziff Ballet Opera House, Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Tickets: $25 – $165. 305.949.6722.