Best Bets for November

Music From the Frost

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is holding concerts all month. Of their many offerings, we recommend Orchestral Masterworks on Thurs., Nov. 10 at 7:30 pm; soprano Hilá Plitmann with the Frost Wind Ensemble on Sun., Nov. 13 at 4 pm; and “Bop and Beyond” with the Frost Studio Jazz Band on Thurs., Nov. 17 at 7:30 pm. All are at Gusman Hall. Go to edu/frost/events for tickets and more info.


After spotting an older gentleman at a London railroad station, Georgie decides to kiss his neck, leading to an unexpected relationship and a life-changing game. Written by renowned playwright Simon Stephens, known for “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” this eccentric romantic comedy is at GableStage through Nov. 20 at 2 pm and 7 pm each Wed., at 8 pm each Thurs., Fri., and Sat., and at 2 pm each Sun. Visit for tickets. 1200 Anastasia Ave.

35th Season Kick-off Celebration

Don’t miss the kick-off celebration for the Actors’ Playhouse’s new season on Sun., Nov. 6. The night will feature the cast of “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas” and songs from Jimmy Buffett’s “Escape to Margaritaville,” Steve Martin’s “Bright Star,” “Charlotte’s Web,” the Musical Miracles Youth Troupe, and Young Talent Big Dreams. As for grub, Les will be catering the event, with spirits courtesy of Bacardi. The celebration begins at 6:30 pm, with tickets starting at $35. Visit for more information. 280 Miracle Mile.

Garden Club Floral Demonstration

The Coral Gables Garden Club will feature Master Florist Mario Fernandez of Belle Fleur on Fri., Nov. 4, who will demonstrate the art of floral arrangements from 10 am to 1 pm at Coral Gables Congregational Church. Doors open at 9:30 am for a pop-up floral shop, bake sale, raffle items (including Mario’s arrangements), and gifts from Miami Fair Trade Marketplace. Tickets are $50 to benefit the CGGC. 3010 Desoto Blvd. Go to for tickets and info.

13th Annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

Indulge your taste buds (and your mind) at the 13th Annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival. This two-day event at the Hyatt Regency starts at 12:30 pm on Sat., Nov. 12, with three seminars discussing cane culture, fermentation, distillation, and blending. On Sun., Nov. 13, event-goers can taste unlimited samples of rum, including rare and limited editions, and participate in more workshops. Tickets for each day sold separately, starting at $59 for Sat. and $39 for Sun. 1001 East Ponce de Leon Blvd. For more info, go to

North Ponce Harvest Market

The North Ponce Harvest Market, the City’s seasonal fall farmers market, reopens for a second year, running every Saturday through Dec. 17, 8 am to 2 pm. Vendors offer products ranging from baked goods and cultural cuisines to plants, candles, and dog treats. There may even be a pumpkin-spice something-or-other to satisfy your seasonal cravings! 100 block of Minorca Ave. For more info, go to

Tree Lighting at Merrick Park

Best Bets for November

Merrick Park’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony returns with special guest host Belkys Nerey, co-anchor of WSVN Channel 7 News, and Coral Gables Mayor Vince Lago flipping the switch to illuminate the 50-foot tree. The free event starts at 6 pm on Thurs., Nov. 17, and will include festive activities, a live performance by “pop powerhouse” Camie Liz, and a special appearance by Santa Claus, arriving via Coral Gables Fire Department fire truck. For more info, go to