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July/August 2019

The Doors: The Final Cut

Starring Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison, “The Doors: The Final Cut” captures the hedonistic chaos of the late ’60s, following the life and times of the band’s enigmatic and magnetic front man from cradle to grave. Oliver Stone’s powerful musical portrait charts Morrison’s turbulent relationship with muse Pamela Courson, his experimentation with hallucinogens and the occult, and his tragic death at age 27 in Paris. Fri. July 27-Thurs. Aug. 1 at Coral Gables Art Cinema.

Miami Spa Months at the Biltmore

July and August are Miami Spa Months. Celebrate accordingly at the Biltmore spa with treatments at discounted prices like the 70-minute Mind & Body Balancer full body massage for $109. Or show your skin some love with the 50-minute Mind Beauty Rejuvenation facial for $109. Treat yourself and get both for just $199. Go to for additional treatments.

Miami Spice

If there’s one thing worth enduring the summertime heat, it’s Miami Spice. The annual event returns Aug. 1 and runs through Sept. 30. Enjoy prix-fixe menus at select restaurants for lunch, brunch and dinner. The lineup of participating restaurants has already been released and it includes Gables favorites like MesaMar, Christy’s, Bulla Gastrobar (above), Ad Lib and Fiola. $23 for lunch and brunch; $39 for dinner.

34th International Hispanic Theatre Festival

See a number of theatrical productions during the month of July at two venues: Adrienne Arsht Center and Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Productions include “Millones de Segundos,” presented in Spanish with English subtitles, July 26-28 at MDCA, and “Bayamesa,” July 25-28 at the Arsht Center. Tickets: $34.

Skeleton Crew

Skeleton Crew tackles the corrosion of the American Dream and the economic, racial, and social tensions of a city, a workforce and a nation. Set in a factory in Detroit, the play articulates the workers’ struggle to survive. Their banter and confrontations are a powerful currency, posing urgent questions and revealing startling truths. July 20 – Aug. 18 at GableStage.

Let it Bleed

A recreation of the famous 1969 Rolling Stones album, this live concert features songs that became staples of the band and on rock radio stations, including “Gimme Shelter” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Experience the magic of rock and roll, note for note, cut for cut, played by an entourage of superb musicians (and performers.) Sat., Aug. 17, 8 p.m. at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Tickets: $37.50, VIP: $50.