Best Bets For November

Vinos at the Venetian

Enjoy drinks and live music poolside at the Venetian Pool. A curated wine auction will benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation. Nov. 15 from 6 – 10 p.m. Tickets: $50 – $500

The NightGarden at Fairchild

After much success last year, NightGarden will be back and better at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. This year’s event will be three times larger than last year with a majority of the lighting displays, holograms and immersive activities being brand new. Don’t worry, the talking tree will still be there. Starts Nov. 15. General admission tickets: $29 – $33


Based on the life of IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, Sr., this is the story of the Nazi’s use of IBM’s pre-computer technology and the world’s first “personal information” catastrophe – the systematic identification of the Jews. In 1937, Watson became the first American to receive the Order of the German Eagle award, one of the highest honors Adolf Hitler ever bestowed on a non-German. Opens Nov. 23 at GableStage. Tickets: $50 – $65

Burgerliscious 9

The annual burger bash returns to Fred B. Hartnett/Ponce Circle Park (2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd.). Participating restaurants this year include Bulla Gastrobar, Pincho, Clutch Burger, House Kitchen & Bar, and John Martin’s Irish Pub. Who will be crowned the next Best in Bun champion? Find out on Nov. 7 from 6 – 10 p.m. General admission tickets: $60; VIP tickets: $125

Classics Come Alive!

The Frost Saxophone Ensemble welcomes to the stage virtuoso violinist Charles Castleman for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major that you will never forget. Also, pianist Santiago Rodriguez performs Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Tickets: $20 ($15 seniors), UM Gusman Concert Hall. 8 p.m. Nov. 17

Purple Rain

Rockstar prince plays “the Kid,” a headstrong young musician who leads his band The Revolution in 1984 Minneapolis. After meeting aspiring singer Apollonia, the Kid discovers that talent alone isn’t all he needs to succeed. Purple Rain’s score won an Academy Award and the titular album won a Grammy. Nov. 30 at Coral Gables Art Cinema. 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 and include a free popcorn and happy hour