Best Bets for January  

Burgerliscious Block Party 

Best Bets for January in Gables

Burger lovers! Join the ultimate street food fest hosted by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Samuel Adams, and Bacardi. The Burgerliscious Block Party will take place Thursday, Jan. 13. Local restaurants will compete for Best in Bun and People’s Choice Awards. A portion of proceeds will go to the Coral Gables Chamber Foundation to help small businesses. So, head to Alhambra Circle in front of the Chamber’s office to answer the question, “Where’s the Beef ?” Tickets $40 to $75. Visit and click on Events & Meetings in the drag-down menu. 

Chocolate Garden at Fairchild Garden 

For all the chocoholics out there, the annual (and delicious) Chocolate Garden is back at Fairchild Jan. 15 and 16. Explore Fairchild’s 83 acres of gardens while indulging in sweet treats and fun activities. Participate in lectures and demonstrations of cooking with the unique ingredient from Miami master chefs and chocolatiers. There will also be cupcake and cocktail pairings. And don’t forget to visit Fairchild’s own Cacao plant. Admission $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $12 for children 6-17. Visit for tickets. 

Adrienne Arsht Center 

If you dare to journey out of the Gables for a night of theater or classical music, Adrienne Arsht Center has plenty of good shows running in January. These include the musical GringoLandia from Jan.13 to 30; the Cleveland Orchestra performing Tchaivaosky’s Fourth Symphony on Jan. 21 and 22; Florida Grand Opera’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire from Jan. 22 to 25; and a reprise of the Cleveland Orchestra in Miami, performing Mozart and Dvorak on Jan. 28 and 29. Purchase your tickets online at 

Frost Live! 

New Year, new Frost performances! Join Frost Live starting on Jan. 23 through the end of the month with both live stream and live performances. Live performances include Concert Under the Stars (Frost Opera Theatre) on Jan. 27; the 40th Annual Frost Honor Band Concert (Frost Wind Ensemble) on Jan. 29; Schubertiade, Part 1 on Jan. 30; and Schubertiade, Part 2 on Jan. 31. All at the Gusman Concert Hall off San Amaro Drive. Visit and click on Events for a full list of performances, times, and ticket purchases. 

On Your Feet! 

Best Bets for January in Gables

You’ll be on your feet for this one. Come to Actors’ Playhouse for the inspiring story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. This original production about heart, heritage and two people who believed in each other features iconic songs such as “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” “Get On Your Feet” “Don’t Want To Lose You Now” and more. The performance runs from Jan. 26 to Mar. 6. Purchase your tickets online at 

The White Card 

GableStage has something new in store for you from Jan. 14 to Feb.13. Composed of two scenes by the award-winning poet Claudia Rankine, The White Card poses the question: Can American society progress if whiteness remains invisible? Find out and experience this revolutionary performance directed by Lydia Fort, who leaves you with plenty to think about. Visit for tickets. 

By: Carmen Fraga